Worldskills Ireland 2023 is returning to the RDS in Dublin this year from 20-22 September.
The program is designed to showcase the wealth of apprenticeships and career opportunities for young people, during a time when a number of sectors are reporting significant skills shortages.
National Skills Competition Finals
Worldskills Ireland 2023 is set to highlight opportunities in six main sectors including Hospitality and Foodservice, Construction, Creative Arts, ICT, Automobile and Manufacturing and Engineering, alongside the National Skills Competition Finals, which are also taking place at the event.
With registration rates doubling since last year, the event is expected to welcome over 28,000 students from schools across the country.
The initiative is a unique partnership between Government, Education and Industry and runs concurrently with Irish Times Higher Options.
The program is supported by industry partners SISK, Construction Industry Federation, ESB Networks, Autodesk, Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus and education partners including DFHERIS, the Higher Education Authority (HEA), SOLAS and NAO.
“We hear time and time again from Irish businesses that one of the main challenges is attracting highly trained staff who are ready to hit the ground running," said Ray English, Chairman of Worldskills Ireland.
"We hope that by highlighting the various top-class apprenticeship programmes that are available in Ireland currently and the endless opportunities that come along with them, more and more young people will consider taking on a skills-based career.”
Worldskills Ireland 2023 is running from September 20-22 at the RDS, Simmonscourt, Dublin.
Spaces are currently limited. Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st are now fully booked, with limited slots available, for individuals and groups, on Friday afternoon.
For more information, or to register, visit: worldskillsireland.ie.