Ibec welcomes announcement of Human Capital Initiative

October 05, 2020

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, welcomes the announcement by Minister Simon Harris on the Human Capital Initiative (HCI). This initiative will develop new programmes in identified areas of skills needs in our modern workforce and drive agility and innovation across third level. 

Ibec’s head of education and innovation policy, Claire McGee noted: “Professional and personal lives are being disrupted by new technologies, new methods of communication and new lifestyle preferences. The education system needs to reflect this new evolving dynamic.  The HCI, funded by employers through the National Training Fund, is an opportunity to put talent, technology and innovation as a central pillar of Ireland’s reimagined future following COVID-19.

“This welcome investment supports this ambition, and will also enhance collaboration between universities and institutes of technology and enterprise to identify, develop and deliver the skills and technology required for Ireland’s future society and economy.”