An exhibition of the winning and runner-up photo stories of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition opened at the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum on 3 November.
An ambitious plan from further education and training agency SOLAS aims to change negative views of apprenticeships by making them first choice - career plan ‘A’ - for people from all backgrounds and abilities.
Teams of vocational education and training (VET) learners from Lithuania and Ireland are the winners of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition.
Apprenticeships are becoming a real option for school leavers, offering a much wider variety of roles and higher qualification levels than was traditionally the case.
Action plan for education to prioritise growth areas of the economy.
Financial Services Ireland (FSI), and the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC) that represents the financial services sector, has announced the creation of 1 000 new apprenticeships as part of the international financial services apprenticeship initiative. In September 2016, 220 apprenticeships will be offered and FSI expects to deliver 1 000 placements by 2020.
Ireland currently has 27 apprenticeships. All of these are in traditional areas, largely construction-based, but including printing, aircraft maintenance and mechanics.
A new generation of apprentices in Ireland will include workers in the blue-chip financial services sector alongside traditional blue-collar trades. Many new opportunities will start opening up later this year in areas well beyond the construction, aircraft maintenance, printing and motor industries normally associated with the apprenticeship system.
Eircom, a main provider of telecommunications services in Ireland is to create 375 jobs over the next five years as part of the biggest large-scale recruitment programme the company has had in almost 30 years.