Written Answers - FÁS Training Programmes

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 715 No. 2

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  716.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy  Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   the number of applicants who have been placed and commenced work under the FÁS work placement programme; the location of these placements on a county basis; the FÁS areas at which work placements need to be filled in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31388/10]

Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  The Number of applicants who have been placed and commenced work under the FÁS work placement programme to date is 1,336

The location of these placements is as follows; (the information is not compiled by county)

FÁS Region Areas/Counties Number of Placements Commenced
Dublin Central Baggot Court, D’Olier House, Parnell Street, Ballyfermot, Cabra 269
Dublin North Baldoyle, Balbriggan, Swords, Blanchardstown, Coolock, Finglas 108
Dublin South Rathfarnham, Crumlin, Tallaght, Clondalkin, Tallaght, Dun Laoghaire, Loughlinstown 143

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  717.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy  Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   the number of unemployed people that have participated in FÁS work placement schemes to date since the establishment of the programme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31389/10]

  719.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy  Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   the number of private sector employers who have applied for and been approved for the FÁS work placement scheme in 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31391/10]

  720.  Deputy Joanna Tuffy  Information on Joanna Tuffy  Zoom on Joanna Tuffy   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   the number of public sector bodies which have applied for and been approved for the FÁS work placement scheme in 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31392/10]

Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills (Deputy Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  I propose to take Questions Nos. 717, 719 and 720 together.

To date, 1,336 unemployed people have taken up placements under the Work Placement Programme, 696 in the graduate stream and 638 in the non-Graduate Scheme.

The Number of private sector employers who have applied for and been approved for the FÁS Work Placement Programme to 31 December 2009 is 559.

The Number of public sector bodies who have applied for and been approved for the FÁS Work Placement Programme to 31 December 2009 is 64.

The number of placements on this programme continues to grow and efforts continue to maximise the number of placements for unemployed persons.


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