Minister invites expressions of interest to the Board of SOLAS

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has today invited expressions of interest to the Board of An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna (SOLAS), the Further Education and Training Authority.

Minister Harris said: “This is a really exciting time for further education.

“Further education and training (FET) provides an opportunity for everyone to engage in learning whilst delivering on the critical skills needs of the economy and the future world of work. 

“The work of SOLAS and the Education and Training Boards is key to our economic and social development. I invite those with an interest in contributing to the work of the Board to apply and help us shape the next chapter for further education.”

The process is being managed by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) and applications can be made through the dedicated website

PAS will undertake an assessment process in relation to the expressions of interest received and at the end of that process it will provide the Minister with a list of candidates deemed to be suitable for appointment to the Board. The appointments will be made by the Minister following consultation with the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Minister for Social Protection.  Candidates who have been brought forward in this process may form a panel from which future vacancies may be filled during the course of the year.

The closing date for the receipt of applications via the website is 3rd February 2022.