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Learn in an education system that is both creative and practical, from our regional university, through to our lifelong learning opportunities. Upskill, reskill, train and grow with the thousands of students who choose to study in the Midlands each year.
A significant development to education in the Midlands has been the established of the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS). The university is home to strategic research institutes in Materials, Bioscience and Software, along with Technology Gateways (APT and COMAND). Our Education and Training Boards (ETB’s) provide a range of learning options, from school through to further education, apprenticeships and enterprise support. By choosing the Midlands as the location to further your education and training, you’ll find a region that offers the education options to take you where you want to go.
With over 14,000 students on six campuses in Ireland’s Midlands and Midwest, Technological University fo the Shannon (TUS) is one of Ireland’s newest and most unique Technological Universities. Through applied learning and fresh thinking, the focus is on meeting the evolving needs of society and industry, within our region and beyond.
Our Regional Education and Training Boards (ETB’s) are at the heart of education and skills in the Midlands. Covering a broad spectrum of learning, with everything from Schools, to Further Education, Apprenticeships, Post Leaving Certificate (PLC), Back to Education, Literacy Services and Evening Courses.
The Midlands Regional Skills Forum has established a strong knowledge of critical vacancies and key skills that are required from companies across the Midlands. This information influences course creation in key areas, creating a pipeline of talent in the ever-changing world of work.
The Midlands has a younger population than the national average in Ireland, and is well-served by schools at both primary and secondary level, right across the 4 counties of the region.