In recent days the Department of Education and Skills, launched over 6,400 new free education places under Springboard+ 2017.
This year, the courses are targeted at jobseekers and those in employment or self-employment who wish to upskill, reskill in the Biopharma/Medtech and ICT sectors. For the first time, homemakers are also eligible to participate in Springboard+ courses this year.
Incorporating part-time Springboard courses and full-time and part-time ICT skills conversion courses, Springboard+ 2017 will provide for 198 courses at public and private educational institutions across Ireland. Courses approved for funding will be in the following skills needs areas:
- Manufacturing which includes the Biopharma/Medtech sector
- Financial Services