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Report on Future Skills Needs In The Food And Drink Sector

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD, and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD have launched the 2017 Report on Future Skills Needs in the Food and Drink Sector. The report, prepared by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, assesses skills needs in the food and drink sector in Ireland and makes recommendations aimed at addressing any gaps that might currently exist.

Food Wise 2025, the ten year strategy for the agri food sector underlines the sector’s unique and special position within the Irish economy, and it illustrates the potential which exists for this sector to grow even further. It identifies people in the agri-food sector as key to the sector’s future success. Food Wise 2025 recommended that the Expert Group be asked to update a previous report from 2009 on Future Skills Needs in the Food and Drinks sector

The 2017 Report on Future Skills Needs in the Food and Drink Sector identifies twelve recommendations under the headings of: work-based learning; internships, mentoring and apprenticeships; languages and international selling; and coordination. These recommendations will be reported on a bi-annual basis.

Update on Future Skills Needs in the Food and Drink Sector 2017.pdf (size 359.3 KB)