Minister Harris launches public consultation on 10-year Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy

Posted on 13 Nov 2020 Last updated on 17 Nov 2020

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD has announced a public consultation on a new 10-year Adult Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy.

Minister Harris secured Government approval to task SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority, with the development of the strategy and report back within six months.

In the Programme for Government ‘Our Shared Future’, there is a commitment to develop a 10-year strategy for adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

The strategy will take a whole-of-Government approach and provide a framework to support individuals to improve their literacy, numeracy and digital skills.

The consultation begins 13 November and ends on 31 December.  The consultation can be found here:

A consultation paper, which includes detailed information on this online consultation process, has been developed to assist you in providing your views. The consultation paper can be found by clicking this link.

You may also wish to view a short video which provides an overview of why a 10-year Strategy for Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy is needed and why we want your views. This video can be viewed by clicking this link.

Please note that this consultation closes at 6pm on Thursday 31 December 2020.

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