Speaking at the launch of Skillnets’ Statement of Strategy 2016-2019 Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD said: “Recognising that the war for talent is now one of the most important factors for job-creation, ambitious action to increase our skills supply must be a priority. We must ensure that we continue to increase the skills supply, by offering up-skilling and re-skilling opportunities, which will be vital if we are to reach our target to create 200,000 additional new jobs by 2020.”
Over the next four years, Skillnets will be driven by three strategic goals that take into consideration our funding, national policy concerning the importance of developing skills and talent, the needs of enterprise and the economic context. Skillnets goals reflect the essential needs of industry, as articulated by enterprises during the broad consultation process that underpins this strategy.
Skillnets strategy serves to support national economic growth, and bring real results to enterprise at a regional and sectoral level. Skillnets goals are also closely aligned with national policy and will contribute to the implementation of national workforce development aims, as highlighted in Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025.
This strategy was launched on 3rd November, 2016 and the press release is available here.