LWETB to start electrical apprenticeship training

Longford and Westmeath ETB (LWETB) are set to expand its further education and training (FET) provision in the region with the introduction of electrical apprenticeship training at Connolly Campus, Longford in what is a significant milestone for the educational body.

The recently submitted planning application for Connolly Barracks outlines a strategic vision to repurpose existing structures on this historic site.

The focal point of the plan is the conversion of the gymnasium building into a four workshop spaces, and the conversion of the former ration store building which will become a canteen and welfare facility serving the entire site.

This continued investment into Connolly Campus is funded by SOLAS and DFHERIS and is in keeping with national policy around the expansion of apprenticeship schemes. LWETB currently have approval to pursue the design phase of the project and look forward to progressing the project through to construction.

LWETB’s pursuit of planning permission is a clear commitment to the community and emphasises its commitment to enhancing the FET provision within the region.