Hospitality Sector Oversight Group
A report on the future skills needs of the hospitality industry was published in November 2015 by the national Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGSFN). The report covers the period to 2020. The sector is expected to grow substantially over the period; the report provides a framework for the development of talent in the years ahead. To support implementation of the report’s recommendations a National Oversight and Advisory Group was established with representatives of key stakeholders from industry and education. The Group provides a forum for practical action and collaboration to address the skills needs of the sector. The Group was formed in March 2016 and met seven times over a twelve-month period. Membership of the Group includes the Restaurant Association of Ireland, the Irish Hotels Federation, Irish Hospitality Institute, Licensed Vintners Association, Vintners Federation of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Higher Education Authority, Skillnets, SOLAS, Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), Quality and Qualifications Ireland, Regional Skills Dublin, Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Social Protection. The Group was chaired by SOLAS for the first year. This report summarises progress over the 12 month period. It identifies challenges which arose during implementation and sets out a programme of work for the coming year. 



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