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    Default The End of FAS

    The "Further Education and Training Bill 2013" will be discussed this afternoon by the "Select Sub-Committee on Education and Skills" chaired by Joanna Tuffy. It is expected that FAS will be finally wound up with the creation of SOLAS. We should see the merger of FAS and the VEC's. How might all this manifest itself? Any thoughts.

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    Who's winding up with the empty centre in Mount Lucas, Co. Offaly?

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    solas.... aren't they a brand of light bulb!
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    I'd like to see more language skills being taught - it's what the multinationals like ebay and Paypal are crying out for.

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    Somewhere out there a graphic designer and a stationery supplier are doing cartwheels...

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    The VECs are the next scandal waiting in the wings..... what are we going to call SOLAS when it's disbanded over them.... ?

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    Why didn't they just abolish it and save the money.

    Why do we have to nursemaid people from cradle to grave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spineless View Post
    FAS will be finally wound up with the creation of SOLAS.... ... Any thoughts.
    Yes, SOLAS' eventual successor (continuing the long and proud tradition of using Irish words to impart a wishy-washy aspirational flavour to the org) will either be called "Staighre" or "fortaigh"
    "It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them." - Thomas Sowell

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    I would be quite cynical about this and reckon that it will be same old, same old. Will this improve:

    Accountability. senior management mindset, more comprehensive training, follow-ups on training needs etc.

    I have done contract teaching for Fás and maybe it's just this county, but a lot of the above don't apply here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emulator View Post
    the vecs are the next scandal waiting in the wings..... What are we going to call solas when it's disbanded over them.... ?
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