Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ceisteanna (88)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

88. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Education and Skills the objectives of the skills for work programme; the budget for the programme in 2019; the current number of participants supported by the programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40315/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Skills for Work is a national programme aimed at providing training opportunities to help employees deal with the basic skills demands of the workplace. The programme delivers training courses leading to level 3 and level 4 awards on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) for full time or part time employees. The programme is particularly targeted at low skilled workers who without the opportunity to participate in this training may not have the confidence to embrace change in the workplace.

€2.74m is being made available in 2019 for the Skills for Work programme, with planned provision for just over 4,000 beneficiaries to take part by the end of 2019. To date in 2019, 2,657 people have taken part in the programme.