What is Skills to Advance?
A new policy framework Supporting Working Lives and Enterprise Growth in Ireland: 2018 - 2021.
It complements ongoing investment in skills development by employers and existing Government-supported initiatives.
This new policy will enable targeted support for vulnerable groups in the Irish workforce, particularly those who have lower skills levels and who need more opportunities to advance in their working lives. The policy also supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who need some assistance to invest in and develop their workforce.
How do employees access Skills to Advance?
Employees can access upskilling and reskilling opportunities by one of three routes:
Route 1: Delivered directly to employees
Helping grow and evolve skills to advance their work options.
Route 2: Through business engagement
Developed in consulation with individual small and medium sized businesses to address the particular needs of their workforce.
Route 3: As part of regional development
To help get ahead of vulnerabilities and strong emerging opportunities in regions and industries across Ireland.
What Small and medium-sized enterprises may apply?
Small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) are eligible to apply meeting the following criteria -
SME's with employees:
Where can I find out more?