- Apprenticeship courses are based on uniform, pre-specified and industry agreed standards;
- Apprenticeship courses comply with current and future needs of the chosen occupation;
- Through the systematic development and assessment of skills, knowledge and competencies, apprentices become more productive and reach efficient worker standards more quickly;
- Apprentices receive a Training Allowance while attending off-the-job training.
Avondhu Blackwater Partnership are coordinating and hosting an Apprenticeship Information Evening at their offices in The Mill, Castletownroche on 27th April from 7.00pm until 9.00pm. The purpose of this initiative is to provide young people who are interested in pursuing an apprenticeship with the opportunity to speak with the Apprenticeship Coordinator from Cork Education and Training Board, Seamus O’ Connell. Seamus will be present on the night to present information on the range of apprenticeships on offer and to answer any questions. Vincent Hourigan, of FIT will also be present to provide information on Information Technology Apprenticeships. FIT have developed multiple pathways to ICT careers which attract a broad range of people. FIT offer an innovative 2 year dual education route into the IT industry. Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people are trained to become craftspeople in Ireland. The benefits for employers of engaging in the Apprenticeship model are many, including: