Technical Universities Bill will greatly benefit Carlow

21st July, 2017

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, says Carlow is set to greatly benefit from a significant educational advancement for the South East, the new Technological University for the South East (TUSE).

“The IT in Carlow is a great asset to the town and the county. It has a great reputation for delivering high quality education all over the region.

“The students coming to Carlow also greatly benefit our local businesses, boosting the local economy.

“The new Technical Universities Bill will consolidate what IT Carlow has achieved over the last number of decades; the mission of our new Technical Universities is to drive regional development and jobs growth.

“It is through the hard work of the staff of the IT and the community that ITCarlow can stand shoulder to shoulder with any IT in Ireland.

“Seeking to create and develop a TU is a very significant challenge and I want to thank all those involved in the process to date; their continuing hard work means TUSE is close to becoming a reality.

“The TUSE project was initiated in 2011 and consists of a consortium of two Institutes of Technology; Institute of Technology Carlow (ITC) and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT).

“The Government plan focuses on creating strong regional competitive advantage based on technological innovation and skills, including multi-campus Technological Universities, research access and enterprise partnership.

“”It is now intended that the Bill, when revised, will be re-introduced at Committee Stage as early as possible in the next Dáil session.”