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# Solas

Last year
# Cheers
Bar management apprenticeship launched in bid to tackle post-pandemic staff shortages
The three-year course is supported by Solas, the state agency for further education.
All time
Opinion: I want to change the way society sees ex-offenders so I organised a TEDx Talk in Mountjoy
Ex prisoners took to the stage to deliver talks to an audience of prisoners, senior policymakers, politicians, activists, education-providers, and employers, writes Nikki Gallagher.
# Dublin Airport
Behind the scenes with an Aer Lingus apprentice
The airline is doubling its normal intake of new recruits.
# Donations
Charity behind Galway's arthouse cinema recorded no income after 2007, despite donations
Solas-Galway Picture Palace went into voluntary liquidation in July 2017.
# the one percent
"Employers are losing out" - why are less than 1% of state apprenticeships being taken by women?
Just 52 of them in fact. But is there more than just gender stereotypes behind the exclusion of women from so many established professions?
# camden mile
Here's the new bar replacing Solas on Dublin's Camden Mile
It’s called The Jar.
# Back to Work
Fewer people are doing JobBridge internships than expected
Have you done one?
Government silent as Snowden docs reveal access to Ireland's internet cables
It has been revealed that UK authorities have access to one Irish submarine internet cable.
# Employment
The number of people doing apprenticeships has nearly doubled since last year
There has been a steady increase in the number of people signing on to do apprenticeships.
# Jobs
OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind
The international think tank also recommended that the role of the Community Employment Programme be reconsidered as it is not cost effective, especially in terms of getting people back to regular employment.
# Cuts
Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in
The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.
# Jobseekers
More than 40 Intreo Centres to be active by February 2014
Jobseekers can receive payments and supports at the new centres.
FÁS is no more... say hello to SOLAS
The Education and Training Authority SOLAS has now officially replaced FÁS.
# will you?
Heartwarming flashmob proposal in a Dublin bar
Ronan and Sarah, we wish you all the best.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Magdalenes, water charges and Coillte sales
The Environment sub-committee will today consider amending the legislation behind the new water charges regime.
FÁS management to appear before Public Accounts Committee
Senior officials from the state agency are to face questions as the Dáil committe scrutinises its accounts for last year.
Column: It’s a shame JobBridge is badly curated – there are some quality offers in there
Employer and online business MD Aaron McKenna says that while JobBridge is scattered with ads for unskilled, unpaid labour, internships – even unpaid – should not be written off as without merit.
# Solas
SOLAS is the new FÁS, but will the name cause confusion?
Concerns have been raised about confusion over the name of the new agency and the Solas cancer care centre in Waterford. What else do we know as solas?…
FÁS to be replaced with new agency 'SOLAS'
The Minister for Education has announced that the employment authority FÁS will be replaced with a new agency named SOLAS, which will respond to the requirements of “a changed and changing economy”.