Two major funding announcements for County Tipperary have been announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science Simon Harris. A new collaboration has been approved for Thurles with the development for a connected campus involving collaboration between Tipperary ETB and TUS. Both further education students and higher education students in science, IT, Health and Wellbeing, Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability will be on the same Campus.
Funding of €18M is allocated to the Thurles project. A College of the Future, one of ten to be delivered nationwide is being progressed in Clonmel at the former Kickham barracks site and will create a college, which will also host both further and higher education students. €34.8M of funding was announced for the Clonmel project. These developments are to be advanced under the Technological Strategic Projects Fund and Further Education and Training College of the Future Major Projects fund. SOLAS the state training agency says the planned cutting-edge campuses will bring a new perspective to school-leaver and lifelong education options in county Tipperary.