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The EGFSN in 2018

2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the EGFSN. 2017 was also another milestone year for the Group.  It was the year that saw the inaugural meeting of the National Skills Council (NSC).  The EGFSN is a key component of the new skills architecture, carrying out strategic research into emerging skills needs and presenting its findings to the National Skills Council where priority areas can be identified and addressed.

2018 will bring many challenges but the EGFSN is already nearing the completion of skills demand research in a number of sectoral areas.  The EGFSN’s ICT Action Plan Demand Analysis will provide the evidence to inform the next ICT Action plan.  And the Skills Impact Study examining the skills needs arising from the potential trade implications of Brexit will examine whether Irish based enterprise is adequately equipped from a skills perspective to address the potential trade implications of Brexit.