This is the third of six reports to be published in the Profile & Trends 2016 series. The report contains information on industry training and other workplace-based learning trends for the year ended December 2016. Most of the statistics in the report are derived from returns provided by government-funded tertiary education organisations to the Tertiary Education Commission. It covers: participation rates of employees in industry training and highlights the trend in the number of trainees and apprentices; profile of trainees (excluding apprentices) including the qualification and credit achievement of these learners; apprenticeship numbers and the qualification and credit achievement of apprentices; participation of secondary school students in Gateway and trades academies, and the outcomes achieved by these students. Data on industries accessing training, qualification levels, gender and ethnic group is included throughout the report.