Cork 2017: Showing another way forward

Cork Education and Training Board is behind a new apprenticeship model that allows young people to prepare for the world of work

18th June, 2017
John Fitzgibbons, Cork Education and Training Board

Ireland’s Education and Training Boards are playing an important role in the development of a new model for apprenticeship, according to John Fitzgibbons.

“The focus on third-level entry and necessity for a student to go to college is distorting the education landscape,” said Fitzgibbons, who is director of further education and training at Cork Education and Training Board (CETB).

“While third-level qualifications are desirable, the question has to be asked –...

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