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Limerick colleges to provide new apprenticeship programmes

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first_imgNewsEducationLimerick colleges to provide new apprenticeship programmesBy Editor – December 9, 2017 3614 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSapprenticeshipsengineeringfilm industryhairdressinglean sigma managementMaria Byrnequantity surveyingRichard Brutonsoftware system designsupply chain managementTroy Studios Linkedin Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp STEPS Engineers Week kicking off in Limerick this weekend Top employer award for Limerick engineering group center_img Troy Studios expansion set to reap benefits for region Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland calls for students to consider CAO options Cook Medical continues to support STEM in Limerick schools Twitter Print Sinn Féin is seeking more apprenticeship courses.Nine of the 26 new apprenticeship programmes announced by Education Minister Richard Bruton yesterday have been awarded to Limerick third level education providers.The new programmes range from range from engineering and lean sigma management to hairdressing, quantity surveying, software system design and supply chain management.Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne, who is the party’s Seanad spokesperson on education and skills said she was delighted that nearly half of the new apprenticeship programmes will be provided at the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and the Limerick and Clare Educational Training Board (LCETB).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Having served on each of the institutions Governing Authority Boards, I understand very well that each institution is very capable of expanding their apprenticeship programmes,” she added.“The Government is committed to more than doubling the number of new apprentices registered to 9,000 by 2020 and expanding further into new areas. Budget 2018 allocated €122 million for apprenticeship training, an increase of almost 24 per cent on the previous year. This will allow the Government to deliver ten more apprenticeship programmes and over 6,000 more apprenticeship registrations next year”Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne“Minister Bruton has an objective to expand apprenticeships and traineeships in the period to 2020. He wants to ensure apprenticeships are an attractive path for people to take. Apprenticeships and traineeships give an exciting career path for many young people. As well as modernising existing apprenticeships Minister Bruton is also focused on supporting the development of new programmes.“I hope to see the development of more apprenticeship programmes for the film industry in our third level institutions in Limerick. I want to ensure Troy Studios have the qualified people here in Limerick so it can continue to expand its productions,” she declared.More education news here Previous articleChildren benefitting from Limerick family support serviceNext articleLimerick honour for Jedward at opening of new SVP charity shop Editor Regeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjectslast_img read more

Welch announces $380,000 grant for downtown St Albans

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first_imgRepresentative Peter Welch announced Monday a $380,000 grant for a comprehensive economic revitalization project in downtown St. Albans.The federal grant, which Welch secured for the city, will help St. Albans improve sidewalks, streetlights and signage and make other aesthetic upgrades to Main Street and Taylor Park. The project is intended to make downtown St. Albans safer for families and more attractive to businesses. Downtown St. Albans is the heart of this community and the key to its future, Welch said. This grant will put federal dollars to work in St. Albans, spurring economic growth in the area and empowering residents to make decisions about how to improve their community.Welch made the announcement on Main Street in St. Albans Monday morning, alongside Mayor Marty Manahan and City Manager Dominic Cloud. They were joined by Jim Walsh of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, as well as Terry Knight and Karen Bresnahan of St. Albans for the Future.last_img read more

Field trips known to boost in-school success

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisToday was the first field trip of the year for 7th grader Hayden Johnston.“Personally when I’m outside the classroom I work a lot better than sitting in a desk, cause it’s a lot harder for me to sit in a desk,” said the Alcona Community Schools student.According to a 2010 study by the American Association of School Administrators, “More than one‐third (36 percent) eliminated field trips for the 2010‐11 school year, 57 percent anticipate doing so in 2011‐12, and 26 percent never considered it.”The association found that budget cuts and decreasing educational programs threaten student learning and achievement. That’s why the schools’ science and STEM teacher Chelsea Neuenfeldt initiated a way to get the entire 7th and 8th grade classes on a field trip to the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan.She said she’s working on a long term program to take students beyond the four walls of the classroom.“Hands on things can be taught in the classroom, but actually getting out there and experiencing it can kind of spark an interest that might not be sparked in the classroom.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious How taxpayers are cheating themselvesNext Car Crashes into Credit Unionlast_img read more