Part of our job at QQI is to support the needs of the labour market.
That means understanding the skills required by employers in an ever-evolving environment; and facilitating their input into programmes developed by education and training providers.
To this end, we engage with employers and employer representatives on a range of activities including standards development, policy consultation and facilitating the recognition of foreign qualifications.
We also facilitate employer participation in providers’ work, for instance in their quality assurance systems and programme review panels.
We have developed an engagement strategy specifically for employers.
Education and Employers - A Strategic Approach to Employer Engagement, puts an emphasis on building strategic relationships; and agreeing objectives, actions, specific outputs and ongoing evaluation.