'Supporting Working Lives And Enterprise Growth In Ireland: 2018-2021 further education and training policy framework for skills development of people in employment' was published by Solas (The Irish Further Education and Training Authority) in 2018. It sets out a policy framework for employee development opportunities in Ireland.
Five principal drivers underpin the new policy on skills development of employees in the workforce.
(i) Supporting enhanced productivity in Irish SMEs
(ii) Driving effective regional development
(iii) Responding to the changing nature of jobs and skills requirements
(iv) Meeting the skills development needs of the target groups
(v) Supporting development of ‘soft skills