Government failing to deliver promised apprenticeship reform says Limerick TD

first_imgPrint TAGSBusiness Enterprise and InnovationDeputy Maurice Quinlivangovernmentparliamentary questionSinn Fein NewsPoliticsGovernment failing to deliver promised apprenticeship reform says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – May 9, 2018 1217 Email Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Previous articleUniversity of Limerick awarded two esteemed awardsNext articleNew aviation training campus lands in Shannon Staff Reporter WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter Sinn Finn TD for Limerick City, Maurice Quinlivan.Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan TD today said that the government is failing to deliver on the promised apprenticeship reform and expansion, as figures obtained by him show the government is missing its own targets by a considerable margin.Speaking today the Limerick City TD said;“Figures released to me in response to a Parliamentary Question show that only 335 people took part in newly established apprenticeship programmes last year, significantly missing the government’s own target of 800 for 2017.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “In addition, only 9 of the promised 15 new apprenticeship programmes were introduced last year.“To miss the number of new registrations by 58%, and only deliver 40% of the promised new programmes is totally unacceptable, and shows a complete lack of effort and priority.“Last year, I got a response from a Parliamentary Question outlining an estimated apprenticeship budget for 2018 of €135.3 million. A later response outlined that the actual budget for 2018 would be €122 million, over €13 million less in funding.“It appears that funding for apprenticeships has become a casualty of Fine Gael’s €335 million tax giveaway budget, and I have no doubt the targets will be missed again this year as a result.“Evidence of this can already be seen in the fact that, despite being 5 months into 2018, only 3% of the government’s target of new registrations for this year, have been achieved to date.“The need for more apprenticeship places and alternative programmes is clear. We need to increase this method of training and education, not just to give young people more tertiary education options, but also to equip Ireland with the skilled workers needed for growing and emerging industries.​”​We have to establish apprenticeships as a real alternative career choice for people, we need to champion this method of education and training.” Deputy Quinlivan concluded.More about politics here. center_img Maurice Quinlivan appointed Chair of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committee Facebook Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Advertisement Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Pension issue is hot election topiclast_img read more

Antonio Brown reacts to $54,000 in fines from Oakland Raiders

first_imgSeptember 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Antonio Brown reacts to $54,000 in fines from Oakland Raiders Written by Beau Lundcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown is ready to make opposing defensive backs pay up this season, according to his latest post on social media.Brown posted a letter from team general manager Mike Mayock on Wednesday, which informed the All-Pro that he was being fined $13,950 for missing a team walk-through on August 22. Brown was with the team in Winnipeg that day for a preseason game.The letter also mentions $40,000 in previous fines for missing training camp on August 18, and that he could face additional fines for missing any more mandatory team activities. In an Instagram story, Brown wrote “When your own team want to hate but there’s no stopping me now Devil is a lie. Everyone got to pay this year so we clear.”Oakland acquired Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers in March for multiple draft picks. Brown missed the beginning of training camp with frostbite on his feet from a cryotherapy accident. He then sat out while a dispute with the NFL was ongoing over permission to wear his preferred type of helmet. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more