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Seven SOLAS Training Centres transfer to Four Education and Training Boards

Published on 7th January 2014

Seven SOLAS Training Centres transfer to Four Education and Training Boards


Training courses and services to learners to continue as normal.

  • Seven former FÁS Training Centres, including 400 staff and their related training activity, today (1st January 2014) transferred from SOLAS to four Education and Training Boards.
  • The seven centres are:
  • Baldoyle, Loughlinstown and Tallaght Training Centres transfer to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB)


  • Ballyfermot and Finglas Training Centres transfer to City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB)


  • Cork Training Centre transfer to Cork Education and Training Board (Cork ETB)


  • Tralee Training Centre transfer to Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB)

  • This transfer will have no immediate impact on learners. Training courses, certification and services to learners will continue as normal.

    The transfer will include budget, personnel, buildings, responsibility for Contracted Training and funding for Community Training Centres, Local Training Initiatives and Specialist Training Provision in their respective regions.

     During 2014, Education & Training Boards will take over responsibility for the management of training delivery. This will include the phased handover of the remaining former FÁS Training Centres which are currently being managed by SOLAS on a temporary basis. FÁS has been dissolved.

     This transfer forms part of the major structural reforms currently taking place in the Further Education and Training (FET) Sector in Ireland. Speaking on the transfer, Paul O’Toole, CEO, SOLAS said “today marks another significant step in this major reform process aimed at improving services for Jobseekers and Learners. I would like to thank the colleagues from each of the seven training centres, most of whom have worked with the organisation for many years, for their hard work and dedication and to wish them every success in their new positions within the Education and Training Boards.”

    As the Education & Training Boards take over the management of training delivery, SOLAS, the new Further Education and Training Authority, will focus all its energy on planning, funding and driving the development of a new, integrated FET service in Ireland.

     

    ENDS


    Notes to Editors:

    SOLAS Training Centres transferring to City of Dublin ETB (CDETB)

    Currently



    From 31st December 2013







    Finglas Training Centre



    CDETB Finglas Training Centre

    Poppintree Industrial Estate



    Address and contact details as before.

    Jamestown Road





    Finglas





    Dublin 11





    Tel: +353 (0)1 8140200











    Ballyfermot Training Centre



    CDETB Ballyfermot Training Centre

    Ballyfermot Hill



    Address and contact details as before.

    Ballyfermot





    Dublin 10





    Tel: +353 (0)1 6055900






    SOLAS Training Centres transferring to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire ETB (DDLETB)









    Baldoyle Training Centre

    DDLETB Training Centre, Baldoyle

    Baldoyle Industrial Estate



    Address and contact details as before.

    Baldoyle





    Dublin 13





    Tel: +353 (0)1 8167400











    Loughlinstown Training Centre



    DDLETB Training Centre Loughlinstown

    Wyattville Road



    Address and contact details as before.

    Dun Laoghaire

    Loughlinstown





    Co Dublin





    Tel: +353 (0)1 2043600











    Tallaght Training Centre

    DDLETB Training Centre, Tallaght

    Cookstown Road



    Address and contact details as before.

    Cookstown Industrial Estate





    Tallaght





    Dublin 24

    Tel: +353 (0) 1 4275400





    SOLAS Training Centre transferring to Cork ETB







    Cork Training Centre

    CETB Cork Training Centre

    Rossa Avenue



    Address and contact details as before.

    Bishopstown





    Cork





    Tel: +353 (0)21 4856200






    SOLAS Training Centre transferring to Kerry ETB







    Tralee Training Centre

    KETB Kerry Training Centre

    Monavalley Industrial Estate



    Address and contact details as before.

    Tralee





    Co Kerry





    Tel: +353 (0)66 7126444






    SOLAS was formally established on 27th October 2013. It is the new statutory agency that will operate under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills. SOLAS, in partnership with the 16 new Education and Training Boards, will be responsible for the integration, co-ordination and funding of the wide range of training and further education programmes around Ireland.

    FÁS has been dissolved. Training courses and services to learners will continue and certification of courses will not be affected.


    Maria Walshe,

    SOLAS Communications Unit,

    27-33 Upper Baggot Street,

    Dublin 4

     

    Tel: 6070514

    Mob: 087 2074280






     


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