A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
New figures show that of Traveller enrolments in further education programmes last year, more than 40% said they had previously only completed primary level at most.
Wed, 11 Dec, 2019
Half a million adults in Ireland have problems reading and writing, and even more have difficulty doing basic maths.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2019
When Bill Laukitis searched for a suitable symbol to celebrate his wedding, his thoughts turned to beer.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2019
School-leavers choosing apprenticeships has doubled in the last three years, up to 16,000 from 8,300 in 2015.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Starting a new career in your mid-50s can deliver an inspirational new lease of life, says Niall Murphy, who is enjoying a fulfilling career as a culinary instructor.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
41% of people aged between 50 and 59 who are employed have the equivalent of a Leaving Cert or less.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
A new report shows that the Youthreach programme has helped early school-leavers to either progress onto other forms of education or get a job and is a factor in diverting some people from substance abuse and crime.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2019
FURTHER training and education authority Solas is engaging with home-based women to encourage them to consider retraining to fill a growing number of vacancies across all sectors.
Fri, 03 May, 2019
218,000 women between the ages of 20 and 64 are currently not participating in the workforce.
Wed, 01 May, 2019
Last week’s gorgeous weather got me thinking about rosé and the ripe fruity wines of the sunny South of France.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2019
So how much do I love Dingle? Enough to pass up a week-long tour of Rioja so I could spend three days there helping to judge products at the Blás na hÉireann awards and to attend the Dingle Food Festival.
Sat, 20 Oct, 2018
Opening up more courses to workers through links between employers and training agencies forms part of a plan to help businesses adapt to changing times.
Tue, 03 Jul, 2018
Funding for post-Leaving Certificate courses will depend on their ability to match the staffing needs of local employers, under proposed new regulation of the sector.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
The operation of a €10m fund for college students with disabilities is to be reformed to ensure more people benefit and with fewer delays.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2017
Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
The National Youth Council of Ireland has called for a €30 million package to tackle the high rate of youth unemployment after EU figures showed almost a fifth of young Irish people are not in education, work or training.
Wed, 17 Aug, 2016
Mon, 08 Aug, 2016
Leaving Certificate exam setters have reversed their view that JobBridge is not aimed at creating employment — but only after it became clear that hundreds of students believe it is.
Thu, 08 Oct, 2015
TIME was when the traditional Irish thatched cottage was associated with rural poverty. Then, there was a change in perception when photographer John Hinde — a man who always portrayed Ireland as a land of perpetual sunshine and blue skies — came along. His postcards featuring such cottages went all over the world.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
Fears that upskilling courses could be privatised and ‘dumbed down’ as a cash-saving measure have prompted a threat of industrial action by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland.
Fri, 10 Apr, 2015
New leaked files from Edward Snowden seem to show that UK authorities have tapped the underwater cables that carry data from Ireland to the UK and beyond.
Sat, 29 Nov, 2014
With jobs still at a premium across the sector, many skilled construction workers are accepting as little as the minimum wage in order to secure work in the trade.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
Schools are still waiting to find out if they will get Department of Education funding for repairs this year or if they will have to ask hard-pressed parents to pay the maintenance bills instead.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2014
The Government says it will not allow staff at Irish Water to operate outside of Ireland's ethics laws.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2014
The public standards watchdog said it is worried about the number of public bodies it cannot control.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
The Department of Education has published the country’s first National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development, 2014-2020, which will allow young people more input in shaping the education sector.
Sat, 05 Jul, 2014
Karan Casey’s sixth solo album, Two More Hours, is her first of entirely self-penned songs.
Thu, 15 May, 2014
The provision of courses to match skills needs of the economy are among the top priorities in a five-year strategy for the €800m-a-year further education and training sector.
Tue, 13 May, 2014
One of the country’s most controversial quangos, Fás, was forced into a substantial tax settlement before it closed down late last year.
Sat, 10 May, 2014
Hundreds of teachers have threatened to use all options “including strike action” in a bid to derail Education Minister Ruairi Quinn’s plans for some to work throughout summer as part of a new year-long further education system.
Fri, 25 Apr, 2014
The growing mountain of paperwork involved in running schools that have no proper management structures is putting student-focused reforms at risk, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has been warned.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2013
The Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, has announced his intention to appoint Pat Delaney as the Chairperson of SOLAS.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2013
Sixteen new Education and Training Boards will be established today to replace the 33 VEC's across the country.
Mon, 01 Jul, 2013
FOR fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes, every Masters of Tradition festival in Bantry, West Cork, is special, so how to celebrate its 10th anniversary?
Tue, 07 Aug, 2012
Ireland’s hospitality sector faces a shortage of trained craft and entry-level workers following the axing of Fáilte Ireland’s training programme, the newly elected President of the Irish Hotels Federation, Michael Vaughan, said.
Wed, 07 Mar, 2012
MORE courses offered by private companies and less funding for hobby courses could form part of the overhaul of further education and training in the replacement of Fás.
Fri, 06 Jan, 2012
A long-running perk for staff in FAS is causing controversy, after the Government last week announced the agency was to be rebranded as Solas.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2011
STAFFING limits have been imposed on Vocational Educational Committees (VEC) as they prepare to expand their role beyond their work in schools and further education colleges, adult education and Youthreach programmes.
Tue, 02 Aug, 2011
IN a country with just under 450,000 people out of work, very many on a long-term basis, it is hard to overstate the importance of effective training, retraining and education services to facilitate any return to work.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2011
FÁS is to be disbanded and replaced with a new agency called SOLAS.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2011
A TECHNOLOGY project designed to reduce the isolation that chronically ill children experience in hospital has won an award.
Tue, 01 Feb, 2011
THE controversial Ballydowd residential care facility for children should be closed according to an inspections watchdog which said conditions there had worsened since a HSE U-turn on an initial plan to shut it down last year.
Wed, 01 Sep, 2010
YOUR report headlined ‘Calls to review British ownership of lighthouse’ presented some interesting ‘facts’ (March 4).
Sat, 08 Mar, 2008