Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, along with Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD, and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan TD, announced today that €7.5 million in funding will be allocated to nine Institutes of Technology and the Technology University Dublin, which will be put towards modernising both syllabi and equipment for various craft apprenticeships.
As the number of people in the country following the apprenticeship route continues to rise, the need for resources increases. The funding is representative of the government's commitment to increasing investing in higher and further education, under Project Ireland 2040. The funding will be instrumental in allowing higher education institutions to purchase new equipment and update their infrastructure for craft apprenticeship programmes.
The following apprenticeship programmes will benefit from the investment:
- Painting and Decorating
- Vehicle Body Repair
- Wood Manufacturing and Finishing
These craft apprenticeships are run by the following institutions:
- Athlone Institute of Technology
- Institute of Technology Carlow
- Cork Institute of Technology
- Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
- Limerick Institute of Technology
- Institute of Technology Sligo
- Institute of Technology Tralee
- Waterford Institute of Technology
- Technological University Dublin: Blanchardstown, City Campus, Tallaght.
Find out more about the Department of Education and Skills HERE.
To find out more about apprenticeships, see the CareersPortal apprenticeships page HERE.
See more information for apprenticeship.ie HERE.