Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (183)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

183. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Education and Skills the funding allocation to the regional skills fora in 2019. [16037/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The 2019 Estimates provides for an allocation of €1,236,000 from the National Training Fund to support the work of the Regional Skills Fora in 2019.

In 2018 the Regional Skills Fora Managers engaged with over 1,000 enterprises, representing over 100,000 employees.  Engagement was mostly with the Manufacturing, ICT and Construction sectors. The majority of this engagement was with Small, Medium and Micro enterprises.