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Written Answers - Apprenticeship Programmes

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 20.  Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn Information on Pádraig MacLochlainn Zoom on Pádraig MacLochlainn  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  his plans to change the statutory remit for remodelling apprenticeships that will allow future apprentices to have direct entry from their leaving certificate to the institutes of technology to begin their courses. [19514/12]

Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Ruairí Quinn): Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn The recently announced Government “Action Plan for Jobs” confirmed a commitment to review our apprenticeship model this year. The intention is to provide an updated model of training that will deliver the necessary skilled workforce to service the needs of a rapidly changing economy. My Department has begun work on a paper setting out the various issues, including those referred to in the Deputy’s question, which will form the basis of a consultation process, as part of this overall review.


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