Skills, Employability & Engagement
In support of its upskilling and employability agenda, the third national employers survey was completed in 2018. Three new apprenticeships were introduced in areas ranging from culinary arts to logistics. The Springboard+ programme 2018 resulted in 8,088 free or subsidised higher education places in key skill areas. Almost 4,000 places were allocated to second level students on ICT and Entrepreneurship summer camps across 23 higher education institutions. The HEA continued its enterprise and civic strategic engagement through its participation in groups such as the National Skills Council, Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, Screen Training Ireland, Culinary Skills Group and the Campus Engage Steering Group.