Midlands Education Training Boards To Receive €400,000 For Community Education

Nationally, €5.3 million will be made available for the programme.

Midlands Education Training Boards are in line for €400,000 to fund community education.

The funding has been announced to support educationally disadvantaged learners in accessing and participating in community education. 

Laois Offaly ETB is in line for €200,000, as is the Longford Westmeath equivalent.

Nationally, €5.3 million will be made available for the programme.
The funding can be used to assist learners with transport or education costs, funding on access to technology and devices, and expanding community access to Wi-Fi and broadband resources.  

This year is the European Year of Skills and it is vital everybody has the necessary literacy, numeracy and digital literacy to realise their potential. 

Laois Offaly Fianna Fail Deputy Sean Fleming says "this is a unique funding stream that provides much-needed funding at a local level to tackle the barriers facing the most disadvantaged learners in Ireland. It will provide the social supports needed to develop skills for the long-term unemployed, young people and women wishing to return to work."

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