Clare is set to benefit from a share of the €300 million fund established for the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) as part of the Government’s Future Jobs Ireland policy to prepare businesses and workers for the changing employment landscape.
Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey said that the HCI would help protect jobs in Clare with the fund going towards higher education programmes targeted at meeting the future skills needs of the economy.
“Our enterprise economy is creating 850 jobs a week, despite the fact that we are still dealing with the consequences of a previous Government who adopted a complacent approach.
“The world of work is changing, and we must respond by ensuring that we are re-training workers, creating alternative employment opportunities and maximising flexible work practises that can help improve our work-life balance.
“The HCI will consist of three main pillars – graduate conversion and specialisation courses; additional places on undergraduate courses, and an innovation and agility fund. These measures will help Clare companies adapt and respond to a changing world and ensure that our economic success if future-proofed,” Deputy Carey explained.