A total of 6,500 new training places have been made available to jobseekers today.
The new scheme, called Momentum, will help job seekers learn skills in areas where there are job opportunities like digital media, sales and ICT.
The scheme not only targets the long-term unemployed but those under 25 who are signing on.
Courses are funded by FÁS and the Department of Education and Skills and will cost €20m.
People can get more information on the website.