FET: DHFERIS Working Groups
The Department of Further, Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science have considerable activity ongoing. NCGE is engaged with two significant Working Groups. The Adult Literacy, Numeracy & Digital Strategy (ALNDS) Group is an interdepartmental stakeholder group to advise, support and guide SOLAS at four keys stages of the development process. Chaired by the Minister, this important working Group includes representatives from key Government Departments, relevant state agencies and core stakeholder organisations. This group will meet at 4 key stages during the process: at the outset; following the consultation process; when an initial draft strategy has been produced; and at finalisation stage. NCGE is involved, attending and inputting to meetings and responding to the research and documents generated by SOLAS for this group.
>>Read a recent ‘Guidance Matters’ article about the Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy for Ireland
NCGE have been invited to participate on the DFHERIS ‘Student & Wellbeing Working Group’, chaired by the Union of Students in Ireland. In NCGE’s work to support Guidance Counselling and Guidance Services across the lifespan we will endeavour to ensure that this group is aware and informed regarding the significant developments in Post Primary and FET Guidance policy and practice. Further to this, NCGE have been invited to participate in a ‘subgroup’ to consider the ‘mapping’ of provision – where the envisioned more streamlined and collaborative delivery of services will better support students and learners.