"Success through Skills - Transforming Futures", the Skills Strategy for Northern Ireland, provided a framework for the development of skills in Northern Ireland. It was published in 2011 and runs until 2020.

As the current Strategy ends in 2020, the Department has begun work on a new Skills Strategy to take Northern Ireland through the next decade and during the past year, we have been working with local stakeholders to begin development of this.

We have also commissioned Landfall Strategy Group and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to carry out research which will, in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Skills Barometer, build an evidence base to inform the recommendations in the new Strategy.


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