PFfI policy conference - Next steps for Skills & Apprenticeships in Ireland - keynote contribution: SOLAS - Morning, Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Policy Forum for Ireland keynote seminar
Next steps for Skills and Apprenticeships in Ireland
Morning, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021
Note: fees apply for most delegates, but concessionary and complimentary places are available
This conference will consider priorities for implementing the Government’s Apprenticeship Action Plan and how best to achieve its ambition of modernising the Irish apprenticeship system, including:
- expanding the range of apprenticeships
- establishing a new National Apprenticeship Office
- improving diversity and inclusion by simplifying routes for entry and enabling flexibility
- facilitating apprentice engagement with international mobility programmes
Alongside the Action Plan, delegates will consider priorities for Ireland’s skills system in the context of the National Skills Strategy 2025 and the Pathways to Work 2021-2025 plan, and how these dovetail with other ambitions set out in the Programme for Government, as well as wider priorities following the impact of COVID-19 on Ireland’s economy, especially on key sectors such as construction.
We are pleased to be able to include a keynote contribution from Andrew Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer, SOLAS.
The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from the Department of Further and Higher Education; the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform; the Department of Social Protection; the Department for Education, UK; CAFRE; and the Department for the Economy, NI.