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SOLAS was established in 2013 under the Further Education and Training Act and is an agency of the Department of Education and Skills.  The mission of SOLAS is to fund, co-ordinate and monitor a range of FET provision to ensure economic and social wellbeing and to play a part in progressing, influencing and supporting the development of a FET sector that is more responsive to the needs of learners and employers, is innovative, flexible and demand-led.  SOLAS also manages the National Apprenticeship system, EGF, eCollege, Safepass and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme.

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