SOLAS Portarlington – Car Boot Sale & New Look Cafe

Car Boot Sale Sunday 22 January 2022   This Sunday 22nd January will see SOLAS host a car boot sale. Last time this event was held over 2,000 customers visited on the day – so we are really looking forward to welcoming the crowds back. The event is running from 10am-4pm so a great chance to […]

SOLAS – Fitness Swap, Great Food & new look Cafe

Fitness Equipment Swap Sunday 15 January This weekend’s sports equipment swap and fitness event at SOLAS has really taken off with over 15 different clubs, gyms and Personal trainers booked in on the day.  David Maher explains “SOLAS has organised a series of FREE fitness workshops on the day including yoga, Zumba, Jiujitsu & bubble […]

Recognitions Of Qualifications Are A Barrier To Diaspora Construction Workers – CIF

“We should be building bridges not walls for the construction diaspora to return because the industry needs their skills and expertise to deliver housing and infrastructure” The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has identified a number of barriers deterring Irish emigrants with construction expertise from returning home. Since 2016, the CIF has highlighted a potential shortage […]

Scheme To Increase Apprenticeships In Construction Industry Launched

Four construction companies are participating in a pilot programme where apprentices spend time with each company whilst learning a trade and other critical career skills.  The scheme is being run in conjunction with Solas and the industry is hoping for a national roll-out of the scheme on the basis that it could radically increase the […]

Establishment of SOLAS welcomed

Today, 29th October 2013, the Board, management and staff of the new Further Education and Training Authority, An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna (SOLAS) welcomed the signing of the Establishment Order to bring it into being by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D.   Its establishment, which also brings about the dissolution of […]