Saturday, 22nd September 2018
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Capital funding of €825,000 has been announced by local Minister of Skills John Halligan TD for the purchase of equipment for new Electronic Security Systems and Plumbing apprenticeship syllabi at Waterford Institute of Technology.

The grant includes €575,000 for an Electronic Security Systems apprenticeship and €250,000 for a Plumbing apprenticeship and will enable WIT to purchase equipment and carry out enabling works required to support the rollout of the new syllabi.

Minister Halligan said the WIT allocation is part of an €8 million Capital Investment Programme for Apprenticeships in ten Institutes of Technology, announced by the Government:

"This funding will specifically benefit students already in the apprenticeship system, ensuring they have access to the most up-to-date and industry-relevant programmes and equipment, to prepare them for our modern workplace.

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