Two environmental courses are to be offered to 33 people in Donegal

Two environmental courses are to be offered to 33 people in Donegal under a new funding initiative announced by Tanaiste Mary Coughlan.

The courses have been appropved as part of an additional €12 million under the Labour Market Activation Fund.

Tanaiste and Education Minister Mary Coughlan says the additional funding announced last night will support education and training programmes for some 5,400 additional unemployed people and will bring the total number of participant places supported by the Fund to almost 12,000 this year.

Two courses run by Donegal VEC and LYIT in the area of renewables have been included in the list of 33 projects. Donegal VEC has been approved for a FETAC level five certificate in Renewable Technology for 15 participants while at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, 18 places will be made available on a Certificate in Wind Energy Technology course