Generation Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships prepare people for a career, not just a job. They change lives and prospects. The fact that apprentices earn while they learn makes them all the more attractive.

This is why this Government is committed to the expansion of our national apprenticeship system. We are driving onwards with our Action Plan to Expand Apprenticeship and Traineeship 2016 to 2020.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor Launches Framework for Consent in Higher Education Institutions

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (5 April 2019) launched the Framework for Consent in Higher Education Institutions: “Safe, Respectful, Supportive and Positive – Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions”.

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Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor to meet Irish Diaspora, State Officials and Education Partners in Colorado and Kansas during St. Patrick’s Day visit

Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. Minister of State for Higher Education has today embarked on a five-day trip to the United States of America as part of the Government’s programme of St Patrick’s Day visits. During the trip the Minister will visit Colorado and Kansas City.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor gives key note address at NWCI conference #ItStopsNow.

The Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, with special responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., gave the keynote address, ahead of International Women’ Day today (7th March 2019) at the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) conference in Liberty Hall.

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Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D, supports university designation for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI)

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D, has today welcomed the approval by Government in seeking to advance university designation for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI).

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes the announcement of two new primary schools for South Dublin

The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D., today welcomed the announcement of the patronage of two new primary schools in South Dublin to be established in 2019.

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Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor host second in series of Regional Stakeholder Forums

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. and the Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. today (Wednesday February 20th) hosted the second in a series of five regional forums with stakeholder in the education and skills sector.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes the publication of the HEA “Graduate Outcome Survey: Class of 2017” report

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister of State for Education, Joseph Ryan, THEA. Iain White – Fennell Photography.

The Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today welcomed the publication of ‘Graduate Outcomes Survey: Class of 2017’ report, published by the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

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