Dáil Éireann - Volume 625 - 10 October, 2006
Written Answers. - FÁS Training Programmes.
Mr. Allen Mr. Allen
Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment if he will make a statement on recent comments from Government sources that a new FÁS training centre will be opened at a college (details supplied) in County Cork; when the centre will open; and the resources which are being allocated to its development. [31665/06]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Mr. Martin: The FÁS Training Centre located at Bishopstown is the major direct training resource in the Cork City area. A smaller training unit located within the Sunbeam premises provides industrial training facilities for up to 15 apprenticeship classes. In addition, FÁS provides trainee recruitment and financial support to the following community based services — Northside Community Enterprises, Blackpool Community Centre and Gurranabraher/ Knocknaheeney Community Centre, and Mayfield Community Centre.
Northside Community Services have re-located one project to operate from Farranferris College.
The landlords of premises occupied by Northside Community Enterprises and Blackpool Community Centres have advised the Management Boards of their intention to commence planning/re-development proposals for their premises. In this context a feasibility review is being persuaded regarding the re-location of these community based facilities. A series of options are being actively and the consideration and the college referred to by the Deputy will be included in the review process.
Dáil Éireann 625 Written Answers. FÁS Training Programmes.