National Skills Updates

Government Launches Action Plan for Education 2019: Cumasú – Empowering through Learning

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D. today (Thursday, 7 March) launched the Action Plan for Education 2019 in the National College of Art and Design, Dubli...

20 March 2019 

Launch of National Skills Bulletin 2018

The SOLAS National Skills Bulletin 2018 was launched by Minister for Education and Skills on 12th December.

3 January 2019 

Publication of Review of National Training Fund

Independent review of the National Training Fund, commissioned as part of a reform package, published.

27 August 2018 

Minister Halligan launches innovative upskilling initiative

EXPLORE Programme aims to increase Lifelong Learning rates, provide new opportunities for existing workforce

7 June 2018 

Publication of National Training Fund Expenditure Report 2018

The National Training Fund Expenditure Report 2018 published by the Department of Education and Skills.

17 May 2018 

Skills for Growth Video

This short video clip explains the Skills for Growth Initiative and how the Regional Skills can assist enterprise to identify and solve their skills ...

23 January 2018 

Minister Bruton launches skills audit tool & supports to help business identify skill nee...

“Skills for Growth” is a package of supports for employers to help them understand and plan for their skill needs. Each employer who participates in ...

15 December 2017 

Ministers Bruton & Halligan announce 26 new apprenticeships

26 new Apprenticeships launched by Ministers Bruton and Halligan. New Opportunities in Engineering, ICT, Healthcare and other sectors.

12 December 2017 

Launch of the National Skills Council and the Regional Skills Fora

Launch of the National Skills Council and the Regional Skills Fora on 27th April 2017.

28 April 2017 

Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship &Traineeship in Ireland 2016-2020

This plan launched in January 2016 outlines the Government's plan aimed at delivery of 50,000 apprenticeship and traineeship registrations by 2020.

31 January 2017 

Opportunities for Graduates to Work with Irish SMES

Information on two graduate programmes with Irish SMEs sponsored by Enterprise Ireland.

16 January 2017 

North West Education and Training Resource

Summary of info on North West Region Employer Resource detailing education and Training Resources

16 January 2017