Minister Naughten confirms funding for new apprenticeships

In Business & Jobs, Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that €20m in additional funding is to be made available for apprenticeships and traineeships. “This funding will ensure that 13 new apprenticeship schemes are delivered by the end of this year with another 120 apprenticeships and traineeship schemes to come on stream by 2020,” stated Minister Naughten. The Government’s Plan aims to deliver 50,000 …

Music Generation open for new applications – Naughten

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed applications are now open for Phase 2 of Music Generation, a pioneering non-mainstream music education programme that creates access to high-quality, subsidised vocal and instrumental tuition for children and young people in their own locality. A total of €3m in funding is available from philanthropic investment by U2 and The Ireland Funds, and Minister …

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New model for special education resources – Naughten

In Education, Families, News by Denis Naughten

A new model for the allocation of Special Education Teaching Resources to both primary and secondary schools will be introduced from September, local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. This new model will be a fairer and better way to allocate resources to support children with Special Educational Needs and will include an additional 900 teaching posts. “As a result up …

Funding for school safety will save lives – Naughten

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

The allocation of Government funding to improve road safety within the vicinity of schools in counties Roscommon and Galway will reduce speed and save lives, claims local Minister Denis Naughten. “Over €1/2m has been allocated in Clar funding to Galway and Roscommon County Councils to slow down traffic close to schools around the constituency,” says Denis Naughten. “Ireland has one …

Naughten welcomes grants for primary schools

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the news that primary schools throughout the area are to benefit from the Minor Works Grant for the 2016/2017 school year, which has been announced today. “This grant means that each school can benefit from €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil to carry out minor works,” …

Minister Naughten launches schools education campaign in Castlerea

In Education, News, West-Roscommon by Denis Naughten

[envira-gallery id=”4357″] Pictured at the launch of the Bin It! workshops is Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten with pupils from Castlerea Community School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon A nationwide school campaign – Bin IT! – aimed at educating and raising student awareness of littering was launched by local Minster Denis Naughten in Castlerea Community School today. Bin …

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Naughten congratulates those selected for ESB Graduate Programme

In Education, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten TD has met with a group of young graduates from Roscommon, Westmeath and Galway who have been selected to take part in the ESB’s Graduate Development Programme. The students, who graduated in the fields of engineering, IT, HR, marketing, trading and finance, start the prestigious three year programme with ESB this week.   Denis Naughten TD, …

Over €150,000 allocated to childcare providers in Roscommon – Naughten

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of capital funding today (Friday) of in excess of €150,000 to childcare providers throughout County Roscommon The funding has been announced by Dr Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs. “This funding is an investment in our children and reflects the commitment to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) pre-school …

Naughten seeks further funding for education

In Education by Denis Naughten

Every child should leave primary school able to read & write yet at present 1 in 10 can’t. “Our children will be asked to pay for the €120,000m debt that we created. But why should they have to pay on the double through the cuts made during the recession? Education needs more funding,” stated Denis Naughten. “We need to reduce …