Thursday, 21 November 2019

Ceisteanna (90)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

90. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount spent on the promotion of the human capital initiative on 7 November 2019 and associated advertising campaigns in relation to the launch; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48414/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

The Human Capital Initiative (HCI) was launched on Thursday 7th November 2019 at the Future Jobs Summit in the Tangent Centre, Trinity College, Dublin.

The HCI which represents an additional investment of €300m (€60m per annum from 2020 to 2024) from the surplus in the National Training Fund will incentivise continued reform and innovation in third level provision and strongly support innovation in programme design and delivery. It aims to future-proof graduates and ensure that there is a greater focus across the whole spectrum of higher education course provision on promoting and embedding transversal skills.

To date €196.80 has been spent on promoting and associated advertising campaigns in connection with the launch of the HCI.