New Further Education Facility for Athlone

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Further Education in the Midlands to receive another significant boost, with a multi-million euro investment for Athlone getting the go ahead, which will see a new Further Education Facility being developed on grounds of the Athlone Training Centre Campus. The project was announced by LWETB Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB) and Minister Simon […]

Midlands at the centre of building a new Ireland.

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John Kelly is the Manager of the LOETB – National Construction Training Centre, Mount Lucas, County Offaly and recently he took me on a tour of the 33-acre sight. It is the only place in Ireland doing the national scaffolding apprenticeship which was officially launched in July by Minister Simon Harris. At the time he also […]

New Variety of courses in Further Education


Thinking of starting a new course, something new, and looking for something a little different? Did you know that along with many of the courses on offer in Further Education, you can now study Science, Sound Engineering, Music Performance or even Digital Media with your local Education and Training Board? There are dozens of Community […]

New Technological University of the Shannon TUS is launched today

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The Event will be live streamed from Athlone International Arena and Moylish Millennium Theatre from 2 – 4pm Its a great day for the Midlands Region, with all the new opportunities now available to students through our new Technological University of the Shannon – TUS Watch live here or catch the playback: or Check out […]

Minister Harris and Minister Collins announce €20 million capital funding to expand apprenticeship provision across further and higher education

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Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education Niall Collins TD have today announced the roll-out of €20 million in capital funding to respond to the growing demand for apprenticeships. The funding will allow for a significant expansion in electrical, plumbing […]