Irish business welcomes the launch of Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021 -2025

April 19, 2021

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today welcomes the launch of the Action Plan for Apprenticeship 2021 -2025 from Government. 
Apprenticeship programmes can be truly transformative for learners, for business, and for Ireland as we aim to prioritise investment in people, skills and talent. They bring strong alignment between training and employment schemes and the labour market, developing learners to build work-ready skills in their chosen occupation while growing talent for the organisation.  
Welcoming the Action Plan, Claire McGee, Ibec’s Head of Education and Innovation Policy, said: “This Action Plan sets in train the necessary elements to allow Apprenticeship to drive innovation across the education system and at a business level.
“In particular, the strong commitment towards direct financial supports for employers and a streamlined administration process, will be a game changer for encouraging businesses, in particular SMEs, to collaborate in Apprenticeship Programmes.
“We look forward working with businesses, the education and training providers, and Government to deliver this plan over the next four years.”