No Loss of Benefits for Those Who Take Up Places
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, TD, will today (Wednesday 25th May) launch a new initiative, Springboard, that will provide 6,000 new places on higher education programmes for unemployed people. The initiative is targeted at those who were previously working but lost their jobs or were made redundant and who, with some upskilling, could fill current or future job shortages.
Minister Quinn stated,
The HEA is now seeking proposals for funding via the first phase of Springboard, a new €20m multi-annual fund providing higher education opportunities for unemployed people.
More information can be found here: http://www.hea.ie/springboard
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The main finding of this report is that the Access data currently available to the HEA is sufficiently robust to be appropriate for use for the allocation of Access funding within the overall Recurrent Grant Allocation Model (RGAM).
An information leaflet has been developed by the HEA for students explaining more about this initiative and how the information gathered is used and protected.
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