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Adult Education

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 9 February 2012

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Questions (73)

Dan Neville


72 Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Education and Skills his views on the back to education initiative programme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7443/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Education and Skills)

I am aware of the matter that the Deputy has raised and officials in my Department have contacted the VEC and resolved the issue. I should advise the Deputy that currently participants in the Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) who would be eligible for the Youthreach or Senior Traveller Training Centre (STTC) programme may be eligible for a training allowance, on a pro rata basis. Budget 2011 provided for the phasing out of the STTC programme by June 2012 and therefore from that date, only Youthreach eligible BTEI participants may be eligible for pro rata training allowances.