Bailieborough Fianna Fáil Councillor and VEC Board Member, Niamh Smyth has today welcomed the recent allocation of €122 million by An Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills for the 2010 Summer Works Scheme. The Summer Works Scheme covers projects in school buildings such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof replacements and repairs, window replacement, toilet upgrades, structural improvements and access works.
This €122 million investment has the potential to generate over 4000 jobs over the summer period for trades’ people and will provide spin off employment in other sectors of the economy. As a result of this investment, nearly €600 million euro will be spent this year on capital education projects.
Local Schools to benefit include:
- Bailieborough National School (Windows)
- Bailieborough Community School (Structural Improvements)
- St. Aidans Comprehensive, Cootehill (Windows)
- St. Joseph’s NS, Kingscourt (Windows)
Commenting after the announcement, Cllr. Smyth said ‘it is really great that even in these economically difficult times, the Government is targeting our resources at the right sectors. Spending money on education is never a waste – it sets on the road to recovery and the fact that local jobs will be created as a result is another added bonus’