• 5 Jun 2024
  • In-person

IoD NI Skills & Workforce Forum Report launch

Over the last year, the IoD, in collaboration with Grant Thornton, MCS Group & SONI has brought together a group of invested individuals to work towards identifying new and innovative solutions and recommendations to address the key employment skills challenges in Northern Ireland.

Sponsored by Grant Thornton, MCS Group & SONI

The group has discussed a range of issues from the higher education funding landscape in Northern Ireland through to the apprenticeship levy model.

At present, the skills landscape in Northern Ireland presents a worrying picture. Northern Ireland is currently 18% behind in productivity in comparison with the rest of the UK and currently sits around an estimated 4,000 workers short of the required labour market needs. The challenges we face as a nation are large but IoD members, including those involved in this group are committed to working in collaboration with the wider business community and government to enhance the education system needed to ensure Northern Ireland’s future prosperity. We are pleased the report is now finalised and we invite you to join us to discuss the findings and how we can work in partnership with our members to deliver on some of the recommendations.


Grant Thornton

MCS Group


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