Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions (120)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

120. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question No. 152 of 20 October 2021, if Turas Nua will provide a person (details supplied) in County Kerry with funding for training to secure a heavy goods vehicle licence; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57718/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

As previously advised to the Deputy in Parliamentary Question No. 152 of 20 October 2021, participants of JobPath do not have access to the Training Support Grant (TSG) provided by the Department. However, the JobPath companies will on a case by case basis provide similar funding.

JobPath providers have their own discretionary funds available to pay for training or other interventions; the decision to approve or reject any request for funding is solely at the discretion of the JobPath provider.

My officials have made contact with Turas Nua who have confirmed that the person concerned has applied for funding towards the cost of their HGV licence.

The JobPath provider has agreed to contribute a proportion of the cost of this training from their discretionary training fund.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.