SPC meeting hears that when it comes to higher education attainment, Wexford must try harder

The most recent meeting of the Co Wexford Economic Development & Enterprise SPC (Nov 28) heard that, at 41%, Wexford has one of the southeast region’s lowest levels of students progressing to higher education. Efforts are underway to tackle this situation through South East Action Plan for Jobs and the South East Regional Skills Forum. The latter body is concerned, generally, with “fostering stronger links between enterprise, and education and training providers”. A key part of this will be an increase in the numbers of apprenticeships, traineeships and undergraduate placements in the region. No less important is the need for ongoing workforce development and upskilling so as to keep pace with technological advancements. Continue reading

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018

Wexford LCDC (Wexford Local Committee Development Committee) recently presented four information evenings around the county on the Town and Village Renewal Scheme 2018. Ger Mackey, CEO of Wexford LCDC gave an outline of the scheme while consultants Ann Gallagher and Dr Yvonne Byrne put flesh on the bones. Continue reading