Skillnet Ireland Statement of Strategy 2020-2024

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

During the period 11 June to 6 August 2019, Skillnet Ireland invited all our stakeholders and members of the public to input to the development of our strategy. Strategy 2020-2024 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. We are now in the process of reviewing all submissions.

The public consultation period is now closed.

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.

A strategy for the future

Ireland draws a great competitive strength from its workforce. However, advances in technology, changing demographics, shifting consumption patterns and a multitude of competitive and geopolitical forces are constantly changing the work landscape and driving new skills requirements. It is intended that the public consultation will help us bring together the combined insights and perspectives of all our stakeholders and the general public, in shaping a new strategy for the organisation.


If you would like to request further information on the Skillnet Ireland Statement of Strategy 2020-2024, please email to

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