Bruton wants to up employer payments to colleges

Expert report calls for extra €150 million for cash-strapped third level sector

23rd December, 2016
Minister for Education Richard Bruton

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is to offer a “cash for courses” deal to get employers to pay more to third-level colleges.

An expert report into third-level funding has suggested bringing in an extra €150 million from employers to the cash-strapped third level sector. This would increase the existing national training fund levy paid by employers from 0.7 per cent to 1 per cent.

Bruton is planning to offer employers a greater role in influencing...

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