Thursday, 1 December 2022
Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions
Darragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source
The Minister Deputy Harris has done an excellent job on apprenticeships. Thankfully we are seeing a substantial increase in the number of people registering for apprenticeships. We need to value trades and we need to value the work. We had changes last year whereby apprenticeships are now alongside the CAO and CAS offers. Deputy O'Dowd is right. We need to keep increasing the number of young women and men coming into the construction sector and learning trades to deliver the infrastructure that we need. They are good jobs with great prospects for career development.