Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (488)

Róisín Shortall


488. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of funding provided for apprenticeships. [36746/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

The 2019 budget allocation for apprenticeship training is €142m which represents an increase of over 16% on the 2018 allocation of €122m. The 2019 allocation is apportioned between SOLAS (€105m) and the HEA (€37m) and will support an apprenticeship population which is forecast to be in excess of 18,000 by the end of 2019.