Government launches Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025

Ireland“The new Strategy is a key pillar in the Government’s plan to keep the recovery going and build sustainable economic growth. The Taoiseach and Tánaiste today (Wednesday) launched the new National Skills Strategy 2025 – Ireland’s Future, along with Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan, TD, and Minister for Skills, Research, Innovation Damien English, TD, at the Blackrock Further Education Institute, Dublin …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 27 January]

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One Response to “Government launches Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025”

  1. Prof Pat O'Connor Says:

    We know that many boys and girls still make gendered educational and career choices (e.g. nursing; child care; midwifery in the case of girls; engineering and information communications technology in the case of boys). We also know that service industries are the major source of employment to-day. It will be interesting to see whether the new Skills Strategy remains locked in a mind set which prioritises male areas of employment and/or those in narrowly defined ‘productive areas’. If car mechanics seen as a key area for skills development, can one hope that caring for pre-school children is seen as at least equally skilled?
    Prof Pat O’Connor

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