Continuing education, training and apprenticeship available for the first time
Promoting continuing education and learning options on the CAO website will be a game-changer for school leavers, a Fine Gael minister said.
Social Protection and Rural and Community Development Minister Heather Humphreys said Minister Simon Harris’s announcement earlier this week was extremely important for school-leavers in Cavan and Monaghan counties.
âFor the first time ever, the full range of options will be available to school leavers when they log into the OAC website,â said Minister Humphreys.
âThis will include for the first time further education, training and apprenticeship. We know there are many opportunities out there, but sometimes it can be difficult to get a clear idea of ââwhat might be right for you. These changes will help resolve this issue. “
The CAO website has gone live with around 430 PLC courses available through the web link and a one-stop-shop for information and advice on national apprenticeships will be available through a link on cao.fr/options with information on how to become an apprentice, what you will earn during your apprenticeship and what qualifications you will obtain.
All continuing education and learning requests will continue to be made through traditional channels, although candidates can access these channels from the CAO website.
Further changes will be made next year to allow students to apply directly through the CAO website.