There is a public consultation currently open with Solas and the Department of Education and Skills with regard to development of Further Education and Training in Ireland. One of the key objectives within the strategy in Active Inclusion which specifically relates to the people with disabilities and their participation in further education, training and employment.
It is an opportunity for members make a submission to inform and advise the department on how best to support the participation and engagement of people with disabilities in further education, training and employment. Deadline is 29th May 2019.
The FET sector creates opportunities for marginalised individuals and groups to access the skills they need to compete in the labour market but also to realise their personal development ambitions. These groups include long-term unemployed people, people with disabilities, young people aged 18-24 years who are not in education, employment or training, and those experiencing literacy and numeracy difficulties. The FET system is striving to embed an ethos of active inclusion throughout all processes and practices that are applied in the design and delivery of its services. This role that Further Education and Training plays in working with marginalised individuals, groups and communities to ensure their active inclusion in education and training is critical to a more equitable society.
o Targeting of socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged groups
o Integrating literacy and numeracy supports
o Personal and community development
o Equity of access across the FET sector
o Transversal skills clusters – general learning and ICT
o Accreditation of lower levels of National Framework of Qualifications
o ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
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