Magazine article Screen International

Screen Training Ireland to Transfer from FÁS to the Irish Film Board

Magazine article Screen International

Screen Training Ireland to Transfer from FÁS to the Irish Film Board

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Transfer of these functions follows the recent publication of the Further Education and Training Bill 2013, which will see the disbanding of FÁS and the establishment of SOLAS.

Training resource Screen Training Ireland is to transfer from the FÁS to the Irish Film Board (Bord Scannán na hÉireann) this month following an agreement between the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The core function of Screen Training Ireland will remain in place with the unit continuing to deliver training courses and bursary awards to the audio-visual industry. The current staff will also remain in place.

Paul O'Toole, director general, FÁS, said: "The innovative training programmes developed and provided by Screen Training Ireland over the past number of years have played a key role in the development of the audio visual industry in Ireland and FÁS is proud to have played its part in this. I am delighted that this key training and development resource for the screen sectors will continue under the auspices of the Irish Film Board. …

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