Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Ceisteanna (67)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

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+.