SOLAS is the State agency tasked with building a world class Further Education and Training (FET) sector to fuel Ireland’s future. Solas engaged our expertise to undertake research on the key elements of enterprise engagement programmes by and with further education and training organisations in an International and Irish context. The purpose of this research was to inform and support the Development and Pre-Piloting of Enterprise Engagement Professional Development Supports for ETBs in order to support the ongoing implementation of the current five-year Further Education and Training (FET) strategy.
What we did
We designed a research methodology to looks at examples of enterprise engagement in Ireland and a number of European and International countries and is structured as follows:
- Current Practice in Ireland
- International Practice
- Implications for Policy and Strategy
What we delivered
We delivered a report and on the basis of the report findings and recommendations we implemented
- A process of pre- and post-evaluation of learners, including one-to-one follow-up support and development post programme.
- Managed successful FÁS audit for client during which all elements of the programme were reviewed and approved