500 college places for jobseekers
ANOTHER 500 free, part-time places are opening up on third-level courses for unemployed people under the Government's Springboard programme.
The opportunities are available on 17 programmes in colleges countrywide, in areas such as information and communications technology, warehousing and pharmaceuticals.
Springboard encourages people with workplace experience who need additional skills to take up a job in sectors where vacancies are arising.
The places are open to recipients of jobseekers' or lone-parent payments, who retain their benefits while participating in the course.
Applications can be made online at bluebrick.ie.