IT Tallaght to offer new apprenticeships

IT Tallaght Dublin

IT Tallaght is receiving €290,000 in Government funding to develop a new electrical apprenticeship programme, according to Independent Dublin South  West Minister, Katherine Zappone.

The investment is part of a Government programme to double the number of new apprentices to more than 9,000 registered per year. The funding will allow IT Tallaght to purchase equipment and carry out  enabling works to allow for the new course.

Welcoming the announcement Minister Zappone added: “Apprenticeships are back as a way for people to start or restart their  working lives. After falling away during the recession they are now a viable option for  many – in particular young people. They learn skills, talent and a trade which will benefit them throughout their working life. IT Tallaght and the other institutes of technology have an important role  to play and this has been acknowledged with the new Government investment.

It is hoped that the necessary works will be carried out to allow the  first of the new electrical apprentices to begin before the end of this  year. The new equipment will help ensure that those learning their craft and  trade will be able to do so with the latest technology and be ready to  enter any workplace. Nationally more than 5,000 workplaces are now signed up to apprenticeship  programmes. I would encourage local employers to work side by side with IT Tallaght to  ensure the success of the new apprenticeships and to identify other skill  gaps for future investment and expansion. In addition to the local investment there are also a range of other  programmes being made available in the other nine institutes of  technology. These range from aircraft maintenance, sheet metal work to  electronic security systems. Full details are available at www.education.ie “

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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