Education and Lifelong Learning Watch 2015 | Ireland

Ireland is doing well in terms of early school-leaving and early childhood education and has a solid validation of non-formal and informal learning system in place. Nevertheless, the Irish government struggles with its VET system and the further education and training system has been ineffective in providing the type of skills that the rebalanced economy needs. Reforms have started only recently.

Recommendations

Deliver a good-quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within four months of becoming a NEET;

Advance the ongoing reform of the further education and training (FET) system, employment support schemes and apprenticeship programmes;

Diversifying the VET sector and offer more workplace training.