SKILLS FOR GREEN JOBS IN IRELAND

    By Gerard Walker Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights  The Government’s 2020 Budget Statement highlights that the defining challenge of our generation is to ensure that the economy can grow while reducing our carbon emissions impact. Transitioning to a low carbon economy is a main pillar of the Governments Future Jobs Programme. The global transition to energy sustainab... Read More

HSA study emphasises importance of re-skilling workers

 (left to right) Sharon McGuinness (CEO, Health and Safety Authority), Bertrand Maître (ESRI), Pat Breen (TD, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection), Ivan Privalko (ESRI), Alan Barrett (Director of the ESRI), and Helen Russell (ESRI) at the launch of “The ageing workforce in Ireland” on 1 October 2019.    ... Read More

IITD Response to Budget 2020

  Targeted investment and upskilling crucial Budget 2020 highlights growing risks to the global economy and uncertainty relating to the timing and form of the UK’s exit from the EU. The central scenario of Budget 2020 is preparing for the risk of a No Deal Brexit. It anticipates that indigenous SME UK-facing firms and the agri-food sector are among those sectors most exposed to a ... Read More
IITD Comment on Budget 2019

IITD Comment on Budget 2019

  Invest in future proofing workforce skills to drive employment growth and enterprise productivity and innovation   Irish Institute Training & Development response on the Budget 2019 Statement   Responding to the Budget Statement Sinead Heneghan, CEO IITD commented   “Budget 2019 sees an increase of the National Training Fund levy from 0.8% to 0.9% contributio... Read More
IITD Policy Release, 11th September 2018

IITD Policy Release, 11th September 2018

  IITD welcomes launch of “Supporting Working Lives and Enterprise Growth in Ireland” The new Further Education and Training Employee Development Policy Framework entitled “Supporting Working Lives and Enterprise Growth in Ireland “ was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, today Tuesday 11th September 2018.  Following the l... Read More
GDPR - Staff Awareness Training

GDPR - Staff Awareness Training

  The General Data Protection Regulation is the biggest change in data protection laws for 20 years and comes into effect on the 25th May 2018. The EU has recently reformed its rules on data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be directly applicable in all EU Member States, including Ireland, on 25 May 2018. There will be significant changes under the GDPR that ... Read More
Minister Bruton Seeks to Boost Traineeships

Minister Bruton Seeks to Boost Traineeships

Launching a new easy to use guide to traineeship, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD today called on employers and learners to avail of the opportunities available to them in the area of traineeships. This Government is committed to doubling the number of trainees enrolled by 2020 and to significantly expanding the number of industries offering traineeship pr... Read More
Reform of the National Training Fund: Budget 2017

Reform of the National Training Fund: Budget 2017

The 2017 Budget will allow a significant investment to be made in higher and further education and training. The National Training Fund levy will be raised by 0.1% in 2018 to 0.8% and by a further 0.1% in both 2019 and 2020. This measure allows for additional expenditure of €47.5 million from the NTF in 2018. The final two increases will be subject to the implementation of the necessary refor... Read More
OECD: More Spending Needed on Third-Level Education 

OECD: More Spending Needed on Third-Level Education 

Ireland spends a "much lower" proportion of its GDP on third-level education compared to other OECD countries. Ireland spends just 1.1% of GDP on third-level education, below the OECD average of 1.6%, according to an OECD study published today. The report says "more spending is needed". Click here to view full article... Read More
Apprenticeship Proposals Guidance Document

Apprenticeship Proposals Guidance Document

Thinking of making an Apprenticeship Proposal? Get the guidance document to learn about the process. Click Here for the Document...   This document provides guidance on a Call for Apprenticeship Proposals. The Call will remain open until 17:00 on Friday 01 September 2017. Read More
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