The Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board is currently enrolling for the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship.
The 3-year programme leads to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Hairdressing.
It will be delivered at Cavan Institute and apprentices will spend one day in college and four days a week on-the-job training with their employer.
Currently there is a skills shortage in hairdressing and many salons across the country are struggling to find suitably qualified hairdressers to sustain and grow their business.
The Apprenticeship is a great boost for the area, helping to serve local employers by addressing skill shortages and offering support by way of training grants and learning mentors.
Our reporter Diarmuid Pepper spoke to Marie Cassidy, who is the Hairdressing Apprenticeship Coordinator for CMETB.
She began by explaining more about the course: