Minister announces details of 1,500 free college places for jobless workers

Ireland“Cork’s Minister for Education and Science has today announced details of 1,500 free part-time undergraduate college places for unemployed workers in September. The new places, which will be on undergraduate certificate and degree-level programmes, span the sciences, business, engineering and technology sectors. Announcing details of the places, Minister O’Keeffe said, ‘Thirteen institutes of technology, four universities and the National College of Ireland are part of this initiative specifically aimed at upskilling and reskilling workers for jobs in the sectors of the economy considered key to tackling the recession and driving economic growth …’” (more)

[CorkPolitics.ie, 26 July]

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