Education

Simon Harris: Third level institutions must adapt to aid lifelong learning

Harris said that a cultural change is needed across Ireland to address the changing nature of education

Simon Harris speaking at the launch of Skillnet Ireland’s Innovation Exchange at GreenTech HQ in Enniscorthy. Picture: Emmet Ryan

Third level institutions must adapt their offerings to address the increased need for upskilling and retraining in later life, according to Simon Harris, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

“They have to and they’re up for it. This idea of the standard education route being the backbone of our education system into the future simply won’t fly. What we need from our third level education institutions is to provide more ...