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Expanding Skills Development at 3rd Level: €500m Human Capital Initiative Launched

Announced in Budget 2019, the Human Capital Initiative provides a €300m fund over 5 years to: develop new undergraduate places; new conversion courses for graduates to meet identified areas of skills needs in our modern workforce; and to drive agility and innovation across the higher education sector.   There will be a series of calls in 2019 & 2020 to HEIs for proposals under the scheme.  Successful proposals will facilitate upskilling and reskilling through life long learning, support regional development, respond to digitilisation and the future world of work, mitigate Brexit risks and strengthen relationships with enterprise.

To learn more about the HCI fund, please click here.