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Written Answers - Adult Education

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 212.  Deputy Dan Neville Information on Dan Neville Zoom on Dan Neville  asked the Minister for Education and Skills Information on Ruairí Quinn Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  if the appropriate funding will be provided for the continuation of the services being provided at a centre (details supplied) in County Limerick. [23819/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills (Deputy Ciarán Cannon): Information on Ciaran Cannon Zoom on Ciaran Cannon The centre referred to by the Deputy is a Senior Traveller Training Centre (STTC).

In line with the Traveller Education Strategy and the 2008 Value for Money (VFM) Review of Youthreach and STTCs, it was announced in Budget 2011 that an integrated further education provision for Travellers would be implemented through the phasing out of STTCs by June 2012.

The full range of Adult and Further Education part-time and full-time programmes, such as Adult Literacy, Community Education, Back To Education Initiative (BTEI), Youthreach, the Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) and Post Leaving Certificate (PLC), have been and will continue to be open to Travellers.

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