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Economy NI publishes Skills Barometer 2019 Update

The Northern Ireland Department for the Economy has today published the Skills Barometer 2019 Update.

This report was complied by the University of Ulster  and provides a detailed understanding of the skill requirements for the Northern Ireland economy up to 2028 with the aim of ensuring that any skills gaps are identified and addressed.

The research analyses where the skills gaps are currently, where they are emerging and where they are likely to emerge over the longer term.

Speaking on the new report Economy NI said: “The Skills Barometer will continue to be relevant in shaping policy across all areas of skills provision as it will allow Government to allocate its funding in a more efficient manner to meet business needs and provide the evidence for more flexible responses to future skills needs.”

“The Skills Barometer also acts as a driver for the further development of careers education, information, advice and guidance. It provides students and their parents with information on the current and future labour market opportunities, as well as employment prospects by level of education and by course.”

You can view the reports below.