Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Ceisteanna (102)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

102. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on the 2017 recommendation of the National Competitiveness Council on Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2017, that the expert group on future skills needs updated the forecasts to identify the high-level ICT skills demand at occupational level in the broad ICT sector and across other sectors of the economy to 2022. [25929/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Business)

I welcome this recommendation from the National Competitiveness Council, in relation to an updated forecast for high level ICT skills in the Irish economy to 2022.

In 2013, the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) published the study "Addressing the Demand for High-Level ICT Skills". This study included a demand forecast for ICT skills over the period 2013-2018. The findings and recommendations of this report were essential inputs into the development of the ICT Skills Action Plan 2014-2018.

This year, the EGFSN is engaged in a refresh of the demand forecast exercise undertaken in 2013 for the period 2017-2022. This analysis will inform and similarly be a key input into the upcoming ICT skills action plan.