Jobless to get free college places

Ireland“Thousands of unemployed workers hit by the economic downturn will be able to retrain on free college places from September, it was announced today. Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe said the 2,500 spaces on part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be part of the Government’s efforts to upskill the labour force. Mr O’Keeffe said the third-level sector has a critical role to play in helping unemployed workers develop the type of skills they need to get back into the work …” (more)

[Irish Times, 22 June]

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