Welcome to the Mid-West Regional Skills Homepage

The Future of Work Requires a Public -Private Partnership.

The underlying strength of the Mid West Region is built upon a spirit of partnership and collaboration which is reflected in the work of the Regional Skills Forum. The forum is comprised of education and training providers working together with industry and enterprise to identify and address current and future skills needs. 'Regions have the capacity of providing something for everybody, only because and only when they are created by everybody' Jacobs (1961).

According to a Labour market report by Accenture '65% of today's primary school children may be working in jobs not yet created'. If we are to succeed in matching talent with the skills required then our challenge is to understand the specific needs of industry today and into the future. 'We are now living in an era of change and new ideas and education must move with the times it is meant to serve' Donogh O'Malley, Minister for Education (1966).

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