Apprenticeship Council launches ‘R U OK?’ wellbeing and mental health initiative for apprentices in Ireland
The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Pat O’Doherty, CEO, Apprenticeship Council, have launched a new initiative to encourage apprentices to talk more openly about their mental health.
“The goal is to create access to skilled employment through craft apprenticeships for young people, particularly young women,” Patrick Atkinson, Chairman, ATA Programme, said. “Since 2018, sixty-three young people have graduated on this programme, including eight young women. The programme demonstrates a true collaboration between community, educators and industry.”
Construction companies throughout the southern region of Ireland are joining forces to increase the number of young people entering apprenticeships in the sector. CIF members are working to create co-ops whereby a number of construction companies choose to work collaboratively to provide training for new apprentices throughout the industry. Shared Apprenticeship Scheme The Shared Apprenticeship […]
Ireland Skills Live, at the RDS Simmonscourt from 21st to 23rd March, is a one-stop-shop for future recruitment, as it brings together the crucial elements of Irish apprentices, educators, students and potential employers. An amazing opportunity exists for Irish contractors to future-proof their businesses by taking on apprentices and partnering with educational establishments like the […]
The National Skills Competition was held last week, with the winners annouced at a ceremony at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin. The awards are organised and coordinated by IrelandSkills on behalf of the Department of the Education and Skills. National Skills winners go on to represent Ireland at the biannual World Skills competition. The 43rd WorldSkills competition was held […]