Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Ceisteanna (67)

Catherine Murphy


67. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of funding historically provided to an organisation (details supplied) through the Springboard stream of funding; the way in which this funding is monitored to ensure it is used appropriately; if audits are conducted on bodies in receipt of this stream of funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41359/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Springboard+ which incorporates the ICT skills conversion programme, is a targeted initiative which is used to provide funding for higher education courses aimed at meeting the need for in-demand skills in the economy.  Springboard+ supports jobseekers to return to employment and those in employment to upskill or reskill.

Courses approved for funding under Springboard+ are in areas of identified skills needs and are selected by an independent panel with industry and educational expertise, following a competitive call for proposals.

 I can confirm that the Restaurants Association of Ireland do not receive any funding through Springboard+.