5m education boost in Navan 

Eoin Ryan

A €5 million investment to develop the Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) premises in Navan was recently announced by Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris.

The upgrade will mean several of LMETB’s further education services in the area can combine into one location. It will also provide a permanent centre for Navan Youthreach which has been operating out of three separate sites in a leased building.

The current and outdated prefab buildings on the site will be removed and the building will get a refurbishment to improve conditions for staff and those using LMETB services. 

Funding to increase capacity at Drogheda Institute of Further Education funded through a capital spending fund was also announced by Minister Harris.

A retrofitting programme to promote sustainable development principles and advance the attainment of climate action targets is included in the project.

”Our aim is to continue to deliver high quality learning and teaching environments for the people in our region,” CEO of LMETB Martin O’Brien said. “LMETB’s strategic and innovative developments to date are testament to our visions and ambitions, and with this latest investment, yet more people will be prepared for life and the world of work,” O’Brien said.

“This will provide a real solid foundation for the future delivery of their education, training, and work programmes for early school leavers aged between 15 and 20 years of age,” TD Damien English said.

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