Uimhir:508 Ceist Pharlaiminte

Chun an Aire Oideachais agus Eolaíoctha
To the Minister for Education and Science

To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when she expects the recently
announced proposals regarding new apprenticeships by the Apprenticeship Council
to be operational; if there will be a further announcement regarding other
apprenticeships; if so, when; and if she will make a statement on the matter.
– Anthony Lawlor.

* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 8th December, 2015.
Reference Number: 41420/15

Freagra Minister Jan O’Sullivan

The Apprenticeship Council is currently engaging with the consortia advancing
the 25 new apprenticeships on the detail of their project plans for the
development stage. The Council will be approving a number of the plans in
January, which will include delivery timeframes. The Council will work with
consortia to commence enrolments on as many of the new apprenticeships as
possible in 2016. There are no immediate plans for an announcement on further
apprenticeships but the Council will be engaging with the submitters of
Category 2 and 3 proposals to advise on how their proposals can be further