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ERIC Number: ED542554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
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Spotlight on VET: Ireland
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
This paper provides an overview of VET (vocational education and training) in Ireland. In Ireland, the main providers of VET are the national Training and Employment Authority (FAS--a non-commercial semi-State body, part of the public sector) and vocational education committees (VECs--public sector bodies at county level responsible for vocational and continuing education). There are only 27 trades which are part of the formal apprenticeship system in Ireland. Most initial vocational skill training in Ireland is provided either by FAS or a VEC and is of relatively short duration. Several vocationally-orientated education courses are provided by the tertiary sector, mainly through institutes of technology.
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. P.O. Box 22427, Finikas, Thessaloniki, GR-55102. Tel: 30-2310-490111; Fax: 30-2310-490049; e-mail: info@cedefop.europa.eu; Web site: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Identifiers - Location: Ireland