Apprenticeships and Youth Training Strategies Stakeholder engagement seminars

Date published: 12 May 2016

The Department for the Economy is hosting a series of seminars to engage stakeholders on the Apprenticeships and Youth Training Strategies for Northern Ireland.

The aim of the Strategies

The overall aim of Northern Ireland’s Apprenticeships and Youth Training Strategies is to establish a world class system of professional and technical education and training that will support and meet the ambitions of our young people and provide Northern Ireland with a skills base capable of driving growth and innovation across our economy.

A key aspect of the new system, will be the establishment of a network of authorised  providers, eligible to deliver the off-the-job training elements of traineeships at level 2 (through both an employed and non-employed route) and apprenticeships at level 3, from September 2017.  

Invitation to participate

The Department has been considering how to establish this provider network to meet the needs of employers and young people and will be hosting three information seminars to outline the Department’s initial thinking and receive feedback from relevant stakeholders.

Information sessions will be held as follows:

Location Date and Time
Tullylagan Hotel, Cookstown 1 June 2016 10:00 to 12:00
(registration from 9:30) 
Millennium Forum, Derry/Londonderry 3 June 2016 10:00 to 12:00
​(registration from 9:30) 
Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast 6 June 14:00 to 16:00
(registration from 13:30)

This first series of events will allow the Department to set out its high level thinking with respect to how an authorised list of providers can be established and to take the views of a key group of stakeholders on the approach it is proposing. 

How to register

If you are interested in attending one of these seminars please register your attendance by visiting: Surveymonkey 

Registration for the seminars will close at noon on Monday 23 May 2016.

Please note that due to limited availability, places have been restricted to a maximum of 2 representatives per organisation.  In the event the volume of demand cannot be accommodated the Department reserves the right to reduce the number of attendees to one per organisation with any additional places allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Further workshops will be held in the coming months to keep the market place informed before the authorisation process is formally launched. 

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