We are looking for your help to achieve changes to the Further Education and Training Bill (SOLAS) Bill 2013.
The law to set up SOLAS as the national Further Education and Training (FET) authority is currently going though the Dáil. It is called the FET (SOLAS) Bill 2013. SOLAS will co-ordinate and fund FET, including adult literacy, from 2014. Read more information: NALA response to SOLAS legislation (2013)
Adult literacy and numeracy are not mentioned in the Bill. NALA believes it is essential to prioritise adult literacy in the reforms so that people with literacy difficulties will be better served in the future.
NALA wants the Bill to be changed to give SOLAS a specific responsibility to develop a national adult literacy and numeracy strategy.
We need your help to make sure that TDs and Senators are aware of this proposed change and that they support it.
How can you help?
You can send the attached letter to your TD and / or Senator asking them to write to the Minster for Training and Skills Ciaran Cannon to support NALA’s amendments.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me on 01 4127913.
Thank you for your support.
National Adult Literacy Agency