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Carry out research, analysis and horizon scanning in relation to emerging skills requirements at thematic and sectoral levels.


▪  Engage with the HEA, SOLAS, QQI, the Regional Education For a, education and training providers in the course of its research.

▪  Steering Groups comprised of experts from relevant enterprise sectors and the education and training sector may oversee sectoral research studies to be undertaken or commissioned by the EGFSN. Drawing on statistical input and analysis from the SLMRU and consultation with the enterprise/education experts as part of the study, draft reports setting out the projected needs will be prepared by the EGFSN.


▪  Engage with DES, HEA, SOLAS and other relevant bodies to produce an agreed action plan to address the skills needs identified


▪  Submit the findings of its research and the agreed Action Plans to the National Skills Council prior to publication [to emphasise the independence of the “needs” analysis it is not envisaged that the needs analysis document will be amended by the NSC. It may, however mediate aspects of the draft agreed Action Plan.


▪  Disseminate its findings to the Regional Skills For a and other relevant groups.