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Written Answers - FÁS Training Programmes

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 82.  Deputy Michelle Mulherin Information on Michelle Mulherin Zoom on Michelle Mulherin  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  the position regarding the operation of the FÁS local training initiative; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19569/12]

 83.  Deputy Pearse Doherty Information on Pearse Doherty Zoom on Pearse Doherty  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  his plans for the future of the local training initiative programme including funding to be allocated in 2012; if there are any plans under consideration for the discontinuation of the programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19611/12]

[173]Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciaran Cannon Zoom on Ciaran Cannon I propose to take questions Nos. 82 and 83 together.

The Local Training Initiative (LTI) programme is a training intervention designed to offer significant additional supports to enable socially excluded persons to avail of FÁS training. The FÁS budget contains a sum of €33.406m for LTIs in 2012.

A national review of LTI programmes is being undertaken in 2012 to ensure the continuing effectiveness and efficiency of each programme in meeting the needs of the target profile; that the training is relevant to the labour market; that outcomes/targets for qualifications, placement and progression are being achieved and that resources are being effectively utilised.


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