LIMERICK Institute of Technology is to receive in excess of half a million euro in funding for its Electrical Apprenticeship Programme.
The funding, provided by the Department of Education and Skills through the Higher Education Authority (HEA). will enable LIT to purchase equipment and carry out enabling works for the implementation of a new syllabi for the apprenticeship programme. .
Welcoming the announcement, Senator Maria Byrne and Seanad Spokesperson on Education & Skills said: “I am delighted that LIT is to receive €578,277 in capital funding for a Electrical Apprenticeship Programme.
“This investment is a huge boost for Limerick Institute of Technology. I am confident many talented and bright people will come to study here in Limerick as a result of this investment. It’s fantastic to see the development of the apprenticeship and traineeship programmes in LIT and also to see the provision of opportunities for people to learn skills and get hands-on experience here in Limerick”
The investment, according to Senator Byrne, is in line with Governrment’s objective to expand apprenticeships and traineeships in the period to 2020 and ensure they are an attractive path for people to take.
The plans are to more than double the number of annual Apprenticeship and Traineeship registrations to 14,000 by 2020.
“Apprenticeships and traineeships give an exciting career path for many young people”, Senator Byrne said.