Master's programme in the field of L&D

IITD is delighted to announce the commencement of scoping of a Master's qualification in the field of Learning & Development launching in September 2022.       The programme will focus on L&D as an agent for organisation transformation and L&D professionals as strategic influencers in business.   We are inviting expressions of interest from potent... Read More

Logistics and Supply Chain Skills Group First Annual Progress Report

By Gerard Walker Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights   Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Skills capability is vital for Irish enterprise competitiveness and regional development. Along with the distribution of freight goods around the country, some 80% of Irish manufacturing output is exported by a combination of road, sea, air, and rail modes. The development of this talent is t... Read More

Government publishes Remote Working Strategy

By Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skill-Work-Insights         Following on for a call for public submissions in July 2020, the Government published a Making Remote Work - National Remote Working Policy. The IITD was pleased to make a submission on how the existing guidance on remote working could be built upon and additional areas addressed. The submis... Read More

Public Consultation on Remote Working Guidance

By Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights     The Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation held a Public Consultation on remote working guidance this summer in terms of how the existing guidance on remote working could be improved with some 520 submissions being made.   The IITD also contributed, drawing upon research work undertaken, training ... Read More

EGFSN report on Irish management practices

By Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights       “Leading the Way: Investing in Management Development for Productivity and Growth” The recent Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) report examines management skills and practices in SMEs in Ireland, the attitudes and barriers to management development, and the opportunities to improve per... Read More

European Company Survey 2019 Findings

   By Gerard Walker, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights   “Workplace practices unlocking employee potential” Findings from the 4th European Company Survey 2019 carried out by Eurofound and CEDEFOP indicate that companies with high performance workplace practices score highly in terms of workplace well-being and business performance. Such workplace practic... Read More

National Skills Bulletin 2020

  Gerard Walker Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights   The National Skills Bulletin 2020 produced by SOLAS (published this week) assesses Ireland’s labour market in 2019 and how the effect of COVID-19 has impacted on occupational employment outlooks in 2020. During 2019, employment continued to expand and the challenge facing policy makers was to ensure Ireland had sufficie... Read More

IITD welcome provision for upskilling and reskilling in Budget 2021

                                                        The backdrop to the framing of Budget 2021 is indeed challenging. It includes managing the economic and societal effect of the COVID 19 pandemic, the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit and health, hous... Read More

Building Future Skills

By Gerard Walker Senior Economist, Future Jobs-Skills-Work Insights     The Demand for Skills in Ireland’s Built Environment Sector to 2030    The Expert Group on Future Skills has just published a report which identifies the skills required by the Built Environment sector over the next decade. This is to deliver on ambitions around housing, infrastru... Read More

National Training Awards 2020 winners

Abbott Ireland, Vascular Division scoop top prize at 2020 National Training Awards   Abbot Ireland’s Vascular Division scooped the top prize at the National Training Awards last week.   Abbott Ireland Vascular Division, which is based in Clonmel, County Tipperary, landed the Overall Excellence in Learning and Development Award in recognition of a consistently high stand... Read More
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