Building Skills for a Stronger Sector: Meet the OECD Team Reviewing Ireland’s National Skills Strategy

12 Oct 2022 – 10:00am to 12:00pm; Online via Zoom

Our people are our greatest strength, the 500,000+ people who work and volunteer in the sector every day to deliver on the sectors’ mission right across every community in Ireland.

It is through the knowledge, skill and efforts of this talented workforce that we can deliver innovative and high quality service and engagement for and with communities. In order for our sector to thrive and keep up with the constantly changing nature of the modern world, these people need to have their talent nurtured and skills developed and have access to the skills they need in order to succeed.

It is vital that our sector’s voice is clearly heard in the national skills agenda. And so we invite all community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises that employ staff to take part in this special event where you can engage directly with the OECD review of Ireland’s National Skills Strategy. The Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS), who have commissioned the OECD Review will also be present and eager to engage with our sector’s workforce.

The OECD review is situated as a halfway point in the current National Skills Strategy 2025. All sectors now have the opportunity to reflect on and assess the current potential to fulfil the Strategy’s promise of securing Ireland’s future, improving lives, driving sustainable economic growth and making Ireland a better place to live and work. As a result of The Wheel’s work in this space over many years, our sector now has an opportunity to ensure that our sector has a say in this important area of public policy.

At this event you will hear from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science about the background and ambition of the review. You will find out about what The Wheel has been doing to ensure that voices from our sector are represented in the national skills policy arena. And you will hear directly from the OECD team on the process of the review so far and their emerging recommendations.

The Wheel is determined that our sector’s workforce will be represented in this important national priority area and you can play your part in that conversation on the 12 October.


  • Introduction from DFHERIS on the National Skills Strategy Review and national priorities
  • Presentation by OECD Skills Team on Review of Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025
  • Presentation by The Wheel on Workforce Development in the CV Sector
  • Panel Discussion chaired by Mary Doyle, with speakers from across the sector including Denis Leamy, CEO of Cork ETB; Mary O’Connor, CEO of the Federation of Irish Sport, John Evoy, Grow Remote, Pat Reen, Prosper Fingal and others to be announced.
  • Q&A for participants with panellists and the OECD team.

Who should attend?

This event is relevant for all community and voluntary organisations, social enterprises and charities that employ staffBOOK HERE 

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Sep, 2022
Expiry Date
12th Oct, 2022