A Clare Independent TD is accusing the government of not doing enough to clear the backlog in apprenticeships.
8,208 apprentices, including 5,720 undertaking electrical, plumbing, carpentry and stone/brick laying apprenticeships, are currently awaiting off-the-job-training.
Responding to a parliamentary question from Scariff-Deputy Michael McNamara, Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins, stated that the delays had been compounded by the high number of registrations.
Deputy McNamara insists it doesn’t cut it to say we’re ‘victims of our own success’.
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