We are changing! So how does this affect learners and jobseekers?
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FÁS has been dissolved. www.fas.ie will remain in place to provide an uninterrupted service to learners.
Training courses and services to learners will continue and certification of courses will not be affected.
The Department of Social Protection has taken over responsibility from FÁS for Community Employment and Employment Services and Programmes. The Department of Social Protection Employment Services/Intreo Offices are now the first point of contact for jobseekers and are the gateway for unemployed learners seeking training, funding for training and supports.
Queries relating to the initiatives listed below should be directed to the Department of Social Protection's Employment Services/Intreo Offices. Contact details are available on www.welfare.ie
- Find a job/Advertise a job (Jobs Ireland)
- Jobseeking tools
- National Internship Scheme (JobBridge)
- Community Employment (CE)
- Supported Employment
- Job Initiative
- Jobs Clubs
- Employment Services Offices and LES Offices
Education & Training Boards have taken over responsibility for the management of training delivery. This includes Training Centres, Contracted Training and funding for Community Training Centres, Local Training Initiatives and Specialist Training Provision. Training will continue as normal and learners will not be affected by this change.
Currently scheduled courses remain listed on http://www.fas.ie/ If you wish to apply for a training course or have a training related query you should contact your local Department of Social Protection Employment Services/Intreo Office. Contact details are available on http://www.welfare.ie/
Frequently Asked Questions
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SOLAS Head Office
Education and Training Board (ETB)Training Centres
Department of Social Protection (DSP) Employment Services/Intreo Offices