Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme.
Mr. Durkan Mr. Durkan
297. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Education and Science if grant assistance will be offered to a person, details supplied, in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17672/04]
Mr. N. Dempsey Mr. N. Dempsey
Mr. N. Dempsey: On the basis of the information available, the person in question does not qualify for the vocational training opportunities scheme, VTOS. The main objective of the VTOS is to give unemployed people educational and training opportunities which will develop their employability. The scheme is confined to adults over 21 who are in receipt of unemployment assistance-benefit, a one parent family payment, disability allowance-benefit or signing for credits. One must be in receipt of one of these allowances for at least six months to join VTOS. Dependent spouses of people in these categories are also eligible. As the person in question does not meet any of these criteria, she is not eligible to participate in a VTOS programme.
The adult education organiser of any vocational education committee would be happy to advise her on course options available to her.
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