Skillnet Ireland Statement of Strategy 2020-2024

Skillnet Ireland are committing to more ambitious actions in meeting Ireland’s workforce challenges.

The purpose of this open public consultation is to build an effective and robust strategy that is both dynamic and resilient in an ever-changing marketplace. We invite all our stakeholders and members of the public to input to the development of our strategy, that will not only support future economic development but will bring real results to employees and enterprise at regional and sectoral level, building on the progress achieved under our strategy for 2016-2019.

How can you contribute?

Strategy 2020-2024: Proposed Themes


These are the activities that enable workers and firms to learn, to develop and to improve their capacity resulting in improved business outcomes and greater career mobility for workers.


We are living in an age of unparalleled technological disruption and business transformation. Workforce innovation helps workers to adapt to this new world by future proofing their skills, and helps businesses adapt to change by boosting creativity and competitiveness.


With skills shortages and challenges in attracting and retaining talent, the need to have the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles, at the right time is more critical now than ever. Workforce planning is an imperative that keeps enterprise ahead of the curve, building capacity at a sectoral and regional level.

How can you contribute?

You are invited to critique the three strategic themes upon which the Statement of Strategy 2020 – 2024 will be framed. There is a set of questions within each theme, which we are seeking feedback on. Please click below to take part in an online survey. Before taking part, we recommend taking time to read through the Position Paper, which you can download below.

You can also submit feedback, or request further information, for the Skillnet Ireland Statement of Strategy 2020-2024 consultation process as follows:

by email to

by post to Skillnet Ireland, 5th Floor, Q House, 76 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18 E268

The development of Skillnet Ireland Statement of Strategy 2020-2024 is open to public consultation for a period of 8 weeks.

The closing date for submissions is 6 August 2019.

Any submissions received may be published on our website and will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Those making the submissions may have obligations under the Regulation of Lobbying Act.

Workplaces are transforming at an unprecedented pace. Upskilling and lifelong learning has never been more important in helping companies and employees adapt to an increasingly complex digital world. Through our Strategy 2020-2024, we are committing ourselves to more ambitious actions in meeting Irelands workforce challenges and encourage all stakeholders and members of the public to get involved in this strategy consultation.

Brendan McGintySkillnet Ireland Chairperson