Charlie McConalogue slams government introduction of ‘fees for up-skilling’

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Charlie McConalogue 1Donegal Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of discouraging participation in State apprenticeship schemes by hitting participants with €540 in student fees.
He was speaking after the new student ‘contribution’ for FÁS apprentices, which was introduced in Budget 2014, kicked in this week.
Deputy McConalogue has described it as “an extremely short-sighted and anti-jobs measure” that will discourage job seekers from up-skilling:


 

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