Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (75)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

75. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills further to Parliamentary Question No. 97 of 31 May 2018, the latest publication or forecast conducted by the skills and labour market and research unit and its apprenticeship services unit for annual targets for both craft and consortia led apprenticeships in each of the years to 2020 and over the next five years. [25926/18]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I am informed by SOLAS that due to a break in the Central Statistics Office (CSO) data series and issues with the ESRI macro-economic model there has been a delay in updating of skills forecasts by the Skills and Labour Market and Research Unit (SLMRU). As soon as these issues are resolved I understand that the SLMRU will commence the occupational skills forecasting project, with subsequent publication.

I have set out in the table the last forecast carried out in October 2016 for craft apprenticeships, the SLMRU has, to date, not conducted forecasts for consortia led apprenticeships.

Trades

Forecast Registrations 2017

Forecast Registrations 2018

Forecast Registrations 2019

Forecast Registrations 2020

BRICKLAYING

60

95

140

180

CARPENTRY & JOINERY

443

700

810

1045

CABINET MAKING

FLOOR & WALL TILING

0

PAINTING & DECORATING

44

65

90

110

PIPEFITTING

25

55

65

75

PLASTERING

34

60

90

120

PLUMBING

532

625

690

750

STONECUTTING

8

14

14

14

Wood Machining

WOOD MANUFACTURING & FINISHING

59

110

125

140

Total

1180

1724

2024

2434

ELECTRICAL

AIRCRAFT MECHANICS

53

40

40

40

ELECTRICAL

1705

1360

1390

1415

ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION

120

110

120

130

ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS

72

45

55

65

INSTRUMENTATION 

20

14

14

14

REFRIGERATION & AIR CONDITIONING

106

90

90

90

Total

2076

1659

1709

1754

ENGINEERING

4

M.A.M.F.

183

185

200

225

FARRIERY

6

8

8

8

INDUSTRIAL INSULATION

21

14

14

14

METAL FABRICATION

224

210

225

235

SHEET METALWORKING

53

50

55

60

TOOLMAKING

65

75

75

80

Total

577

542

577

622

MOTOR

AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS

45

50

50

50

CONSTRUCTION PLANT FITTING

86

80

80

80

HEAVY VEHICLE MECHANICS

143

160

160

160

MOTOR MECHANICS

353

420

420

420

VEHICLE BODY REPAIRS

46

50

55

55

Total

673

760

765

765

Print Media

2

12

12

12

OVERALL TOTAL

4,508

4,697

5,087

5,587