State taskforce to examine apprentice training

An independent group is to be established by the government to review apprenticeship training in Ireland, following a collapse in the numbers taken on in the trades.

18th May, 2013
Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn. Photo: Tony O'Shea

An independent group is to be established by the government to review apprenticeship training in Ireland, following a collapse in the numbers taken on in the trades since the peak of the boom.

The review, which is likely to be announced this week by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, will consult training providers, trade unions and employer representatives, and is expected to focus on work-based learning and establishing a closer alignment of...

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