Grants are set to be offered to employers to take on apprentices as part of a push to increase the number of people doing apprenticeships.
A new plan aims to see 10,000 people taking on apprenticeships every year by 2025, doubling the number from last year.
Employers will get around €3,000 per year for each apprentice they take on from 2022.
There will be extra supports for those who take on women, lone parents, people with a disability and people living in direct provision as part of a push to diversify apprenticeships.
A bursary programme is also being developed for people from those groups or disadvantaged backgrounds that would see them paid €5,000 a year, which will be capped at 100 members.