Home Economic Course Moves A Step Closer For Thurles

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A new teacher training course in the area of Home Economics is close to becoming available at the Thurles Campus of MIC Thurles according to local TD Jackie Cahill.

The Minister for Further and Higher Education  Simon Harris and Skills Minister Niall Collins have previously met with senior management and Tipperary ETB to discuss the course provision in Thurles.

The Thurles campus expects to have almost 600 students participating in it’s teacher training programs this year.

At present the college offers six concurrent teacher education programmes, with students choosing from a number of subject combinations in the areas of Gaeilge, Mathematics, Business Studies, Religious Studies, and Accounting.

The college has confirmed to TMWR that it is optimistic about the expansion of its programmes to include Home Economics and Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE), and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) programmes. 

Deputy Cahill has expressed confidence that the course can be delivered from September 2023 for incoming students. The provision of the course may involve collaboration between MIC Campus and the Apprenticeship centre in Archestown.