If you are interested in taking a course or training in further education, SOLAS can help. Meet them at Jobs Expo Cork this May 12th at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. They will be exhibiting between 10 am and 4 pm.
The primary objective for SOLAS is to create an exceptional, systematic Further Education and Training (FET) industry in Ireland that satisfies the requirements of learners, as well as the economy.
FET courses, delivered by Education and Training Boards, are designed, organised and subsidized by SOLAS. Furthermore, the organisation market further education training courses that are applicable to student and national needs. In addition, SOLAS support the development of an innovative, dynamic and demand-led lifelong learning sector to secure the economic and social prominence of Ireland.
SOLAS manages several initiatives, including:
- The National Apprenticeship system
- The MOMENTUM programme
- The Construction Skills Certification Scheme
Leading change in further education and training
There is a vast array of further education options in Ireland. As a result, SOLAS’ have their work cut out for them. Firstly, they’ve to ensure that every course teaches students new skills or enhances personal development. Secondly, they are forthcoming to the needs of business, which must have access to skilled employees. Lastly, they must consider the needs of society and operate from the stance that all citizens deserve equivalence of esteem and equal opportunity. They believe that all citizens can develop their skills with opportunity and support.