Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Department of Education and Skills
275. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the breakdown of the expenditure heading Training People for Employment of the National Training Fund; the full range of course covered, the number of places provided; the average cost per places; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38421/21]
SOLAS has declared a spend of €125.5m on training people for employment in 2020. The NTF will contribute €207.3 million in 2021. The increase from the 2020 allocation will allow SOLAS to continue with the provision of the Skills to Compete and the retrofitting programmes which were introduced as a part of the July Jobs Stimulus package in 2020.
Programmes which are funded from the NTF Training for Employment budget line include VTOS, Blended Training, Specific Skills Training and Traineeship.
I attach details of the number of places provided and the average cost per place on each programme of this funding for 2020.