Local councillor says institutes of further education should look to expand to IT status

A local councillor has said institutes of further education in Cavan and Monaghan should push to become institutes of technology.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Clifford Kelly said with ITs working to be upgraded to university status, there’ll be a big gap in education offered locally. He said Cavan-Monaghan ETB should meet with the Department of Education to put forward its case.

Speaking to Northern Sound News, Councillor Clifford Kelly, who’s also Chair of the local ETB, said Cavan and Monaghan Institutes have been going from strength to strength recently.