By Dan Walsh
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris T.D., has announced that Enniscorthy VEC has been selected as the location for an expanded National Hairdressing Apprenticeship.
The news is warmly welcomed by Cllr Cathal Byrne who confirmed that this announcement means that Enniscorthy will be one of twelve designed sites across the country which offer a three year nationally recognised Level 6 Qualification in Hairdressing.”
Recent figures from the Department of Higher Education show that there is a skills shortage in hairdressing and many salons are struggling to find suitably qualified hairdressers to sustain and grow their business.
Cllr Byrne commented; “As the centre of County Wexford, Enniscorthy VEC is ideally located to help address this issue in the South East and provide an opportunity for apprentice hairdressers to be paid while they learn their trade.
“I would encourage anyone interested in applying to check out the designated website www.hairdressingapprenticeship.ie” concluded Cllr Byrne.