Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Leaving Certificate Reform: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Pauline O'ReillyPauline O'Reilly (Green Party) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister and all of our guests, many of whom have been here several times previously. It is good to see that things have progressed in terms of embedding environmentalism and sustainable skills across subjects. That is an important point. It is not just that certain students will learn about retrofitting. Every single apprenticeship and qualification needs to have that embedded within it because we must all deal with the crisis we are now in. Macra na Feirme has raised with me the fact that it would like to see options for ecologists. I ask the witnesses to speak to the specific skills and areas that have been identified as requiring more places. What needs to be done in order to make that happen? I would also welcome any comments they wish to make on the points I made previously.


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