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Quinn launches SOLAS education authority

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn today announced that a new further education and training authority called SOLAS (Seirbhísí Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna) is to be established.

Speaking at the launch the Minister said…

"The new SOLAS mandate will be to ensure the provision of 21st century high-quality further education and training programmes to jobseekers and other learners. These programmes will be integrated, flexible, value-for-money and responsive to the needs of learners and the requirements of a changed and changing economy. SOLAS will implement the significant transformation programme needed to deliver this. The Government is giving the further education and training sector a clear direction for the future"

You can view the press conference below, featuring statements from Minister Quinn and Minister of State Ciaran Cannon…

You read the full press release here