Expanding Post-School Learning Opportunities: Nature and Effects of Growth in Post-School Education/Training in the 1990s By Damian Hannan, Selina McCoy, Audrey Doyle (ESRI)

29/05/2003

Expanding Post-School Learning Opportunities: Nature and Effects of Growth in Post-School Education/Training in the 1990s By Damian Hannan, Selina McCoy, Audrey Doyle (ESRI)

Embargo: Thursday May 29, 2003 at 00.01a.m.

The Economic and Social Research Institute launches the book ‘Expanding Post-School Learning Opportunities: Nature and effects of Growth in Post-School Education/Training in the 1990s’ on Wednesday 28 May 2003.

The book describes the results of a study carried out by Damian Hannan, Research Professor (ESRI, now retired), Selina McCoy, Research Officer (ESRI), and Audrey Doyle (former Research Assistant, ESRI). This study was funded by the Department of Education and Science.
The study looked at the change in further education for school leavers who did not immediately go on to third level education.
The key findings are:

  • There has been a big increase in the number and type of Further Educational Courses (such as PLC Courses) available to post school students
  • The numbers going on immediately to further education courses rose significantly
  • Organisations are increasingly demanding higher qualifications and therefore those without qualifications are more likely to remain unemployed for longer than in the past
  • Many organisations are not supporting staff training and development, although larger organisations are better than smaller organisations at offering staff training and development

Download the summary PDF

A Press Briefing will be held at the ESRI on Wednesday 28 May at 10:15 am.
For further information contact:
Damian Hannan by email at ainin@eircom.net; or Selina McCoy on 01 6671525 (o), or email Selina.McCoy@esri.ie, or Eleanor Bannerton at press@esri.ie

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