Written answers

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Strategies

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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114. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the progress that has been made in respect of the National Skills Strategy 2025 with particular reference to meeting the skills requirements of industry ensuring continued economic growth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2208/17]

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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The National Skills Strategy was published in 2016.  With over 120 Actions involving over 50 stakeholders, the Strategy sets out a vision for the period to 2025 of how Ireland can continue to develop relevant skills and ensure that our supply of skills is activated and effectively used in order to help drive Ireland’s growth both economically and societally over the next decade. 

Implementation of the National Skills Strategy is not the sole responsibility of any one Government Department or agency; it is a cross-cutting strategy, which will require cooperation from many different stakeholders. Implementation of the strategy is ongoing  and my Department is currently gathering updates on the various actions from internal and external stakeholders. 

A number of the actions in the National Skills Strategy are also being tracked through the Action Plan for Education.


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