Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative Pillar One 2020 Call for Proposals

By Maria Cross

Posted: 16 January, 2020

Springboard logo beside a mockup of a booklet

The 2020 Call for proposals is being launched today, 16th January. The Springboard+ Call is being run in conjunction with the Call for applications under Pillar One of the Human Capital Initiative.

The Human Capital Initiative (HCI) will deliver an investment targeted towards increasing capacity in higher education in skills-focused programmes designed to meet priority skills needs.

These needs are identified though the detailed and comprehensive framework now in place under the National Skills Council, including publications from the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU), the work of the Regional Skills Fora, the NTF Advisory Group, and the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, and direct involvement of employers. The HCI will also respond to the targets outlined in the National Skills Strategy, Technology Skills 2022, and other government strategies. It will seek to promote innovative and responsive models of programme delivery, and to enable the higher education system to respond rapidly to changes in both skills requirements and technology.

The application portal will open in the week beginning 26th January 2020 with the deadline for submission of proposals on Thursday 5th March 2020, 13.00 hrs

The Call for Springboard+ is available here: https://hea.ie/skills-engagement/springboard/


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