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Employers’ event: Youth Skills Fest – Making Our Skills Count, Shaping Inclusive Societies

November 2, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

About the Event:

Join us for a transformative event where talent meets opportunity! 

Are you an employer or HR professional eager to tap into a diverse pool of skilled individuals? Do you believe in the untapped potential of young talent honed through non-formal education such as youth work and volunteering? If so, this event is tailor-made for you. 


Date: 2nd November 

Registrations, tea/coffee:  from 1.30 pm 

Event time: 2 pm – 4 pm  

Venue: The Gibson Hotel, Point Square, Dublin 1 


Date & time

November 2nd 2023

1:30pm -4:00pm






The Gibson Hotel, Point Square, Dublin 1

Why Attend:

  • Meet the Minister of State (Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment): Be inspired as Neale Richmond opens the event, emphasising the value of recognising skills developed through youth work.
  • Expand your network: Connect with other professionals, extraordinary young people, policy makers, and youth workers passionate about skill recognition and inclusion. 
  • Shape tomorrow’s workforce: Gain insights into how recognising skills from non-formal education can enhance diversity, inclusion, and employability. 
  • Tap into a hidden talent pool: Witness the impressive skills of 150 young individuals, showcasing the transversal skills they’ve built through non-formal education such as youth work and volunteering. Participate in thought-provoking workshops and dynamic skill exhibitions led by our amazing young people. 
  • Get inspired by our keynote speakers 
    • Peter Byrne, South Dublin Chamber CEO 
    • Siobhán Kinsella, Noel Recruitment CEO 
  • Learn about helpful tools: Skills Summary is a free online platform that can help you understand and evaluate the non-formal education experiences of your potential employees and benefit your selection process. Skills Summary is a partnership project between the National Youth Council of Ireland, SpunOut.ie, and Accenture. It is funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth and recognised as a measurement tool in the Youth Employability Initiative.
  • Show your support: It’s the European Year of Skills! Join us in supporting young people and recognise the full range of their transversal skills.

Designed for

Employers, recruiters, and HR leaders

How to register:

Please note that the places are very limited so secure your place at the event as soon as possible by registering using the form below.

Don’t Miss Out! Join us in contributing to a more inclusive workforce and become part of a movement that recognises and harnesses the skills gained through non-formal education. 

See you on the 2nd November! 

Delivered by

The National Youth Council of Ireland’s Young Voices EU Youth Dialogue and Skills Summary teams. 


For inquiries, please contact Mateja Jaksic, NYCI Skills Summary Project Co-ordinator at mateja@nyci.ie or 014255942. 


November 2, 2023
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm GMT


National Youth Council of Ireland
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The Gibson Hotel
Point Square, Dublin 1
Dublin, Ireland
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