The Government hosted a major stakeholder Summit on Future Jobs in Ireland as part of the Future Jobs Ireland Initiative, a whole of Government plan to secure our economic success in a changing world.
The Future Jobs Ireland Initiative, which was launched in March met at a summit of 200 stakeholders at Tangent in Trinity College Dublin to shape the goals of Future Jobs Ireland 2020. This included government ministers, employers, workers and business representatives.
The Government announced that €300m would be invested in higher education under the Human Capital Initiative. Further progress made under the Future Jobs Initiative has included a new SME and entrepreneurship strategy, undertaking research on remote and flexible working options, launching a €2.75m Regional Clustering Fund, a new female entrepreneurship strategy and the introduction of new training.
Yesterday’s event focused on three specific themes including Transitioning or supporting workers to reskill or upskill where their role or sector is impacted by a changing world, Clustering or strengthening regions and encouraging businesses to work together and learn from each other and New Modes of Work or exploring remote and flexible working options and increasing digital hubs across Ireland.