Technology Skills 2022 Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan Government, the Higher & Further Education and Training Sector and Industry working together to meet Ireland’s high-level ICT skills needs.
The development and attraction of high-level ICT skills is crucial to the growth of the Irish economy and job creation, and has been over many years. Ireland has established itself as a hub for the technology sector, and has formally sought to meet its associated skills needs through the ICT Skills Action Plan process, which was first introduced in 2012. Through a number of targeted measures the two action plans to date have been successful in boosting both the numbers of high-level ICT graduates from Ireland’s education and training system, as well as the attraction of international talent, to help meet the increase in demand for high-level ICT skills over the last decade.
This has contributed towards the establishment of Ireland’s status as a global centre for high end ICT talent. Technology Skills 2022: Ireland’s Third ICT Skills Action Plan now seeks to build upon this momentum – but must do so in the context of a changed dynamic in the demand for high-level ICT skills. As detailed research undertaken by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs has shown, demand for computing and engineering graduates will increase rapidly in the coming years, driven by the continuing growth of the technology sector, the impact of emerging technologies on all sectors of the economy and the spread of digitalisation.technology-skills-2022