If you are considering further education, SOLAS can help. Meet them at this September's Jobs Expo Galway at our dedicated education, upskilling and training area – The Campus.
SOLAS is an agency of the Department of Education and Skills and aims to create a world-class, integrated Further Education and Training (FET) sector in Ireland that answers the needs of learners as well as the economy.
SOLAS manages, coordinates and supports the delivery of FET courses by the Education and Training Boards. They also promote FET courses that are relevant to learner and national needs. The organisation also supports the development of an innovative, flexible and demand-led FET sector to ensure the economic and social well-being of Ireland.
SOLAS manages several initiatives, including:
The National Apprenticeship system
The MOMENTUM programme
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme
Ireland has a great variety of FET options. SOLAS' challenge is therefore threefold. First off, they try to ensure that every course teaches students new skills or assists their personal development. Secondly, they are responsive to the needs of business, which must have access to skilled employees. Finally, they must consider the needs of society and operate from the belief that all citizens deserve parity of esteem and equal opportunity. They recognise that all citizens can develop their skills with opportunity and support.