Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (43)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

43. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the status of the skills for life employment support scheme; the overall budget; the number of participants to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50743/19]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

The Skills for Life Employment Support Scheme has completed six iterations to date. The approximate cost per iteration is €200,000. A total of 124 persons have commenced and completed the scheme to date, as outlined in the following table. The next iteration of the programme is currently scheduled to begin in Renmore Barracks, Galway on 15th June 2020.

Iteration

Location

Dates

Number of Persons who commenced and completed the Defence Forces Employment Support Scheme

Pilot Programme2016

Gormanston Camp, Co. Meath

20th June to 26th August 2016

25

First Iteration in 2017

Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick

22nd May to 28th July 2017

15

Second Iteration in 2017

Gormanston Camp, Co. Meath

9th October to 15th December 2017

16

First Iteration in 2018

Collins Barracks, Cork

11th June to 16th August 2018

24

Second Iteration in 2018

Defence Forces Training Centre, Co. Kildare

14th October to 13th December 2018

20

Iteration in 2019

Gormanston Camp, Co. Meath

13th June to 16th August 2019

24