Education and Skills
Investment in education is essential for the continuation of our economic development, to attract FDI and to ensure that Irish people have the necessary range of skills for a future-proof, modern economy. Ireland needs a skills strategy that supports learning and development from early childhood education, to high quality vocational training and tertiary education, through to ongoing professional development of those in the workforce. A developed economy requires a highly skilled workforce and a vital component of Ireland’s future human capital stock will be workers that have completed high quality apprenticeships or undertaken vocational education.
Read our OpEd on Journal.ie on why new apprenticeships and traineeships offer an alternative to traditional CAO path here