Industrial Training Act 1967
Education of apprentices.
32.— (1) An Chomhairle may, with the consent of the Minister for Education, make arrangements for the provision by F17 [ an education and training board ] of courses of instruction in the nature of technical education of a type which An Chomhairle and F17 [ the education and training board ] agree is suitable for persons employed by way of apprenticeship in a designated industrial activity.
(2) Where a course of instruction is provided by F17 [ an education and training board ] either under subsection (1) of this section for persons employed by way of apprenticeship in a designated industrial activity, or under section 39 of the Act of 1959 for persons so employed in a trade which stands specified for the time being in an order under section 21 of that Act, An Chomhairle may—
( a) by notice in writing served on a person so employed in the activity or trade require him to attend either the whole of the course or any part thereof specified in the notice, and
( b) by notice in writing served on the employer of a person upon whom a notice under paragraph ( a) of this subsection has been served require the employer to afford to the person time and liberty to attend either the whole of the course or any part thereof specified in the notice and to sit for any examination held in relation to the course without any deduction from wages or any addition to the hours of employment or reckoning such time as lost.
(3) Where a person upon whom a notice under paragraph ( a) of subsection (2) of this section has been served is allowed time and liberty to attend an instruction which is part of a course mentioned in subsection (2) of this section and fails to attend, then, notwithstanding anything contained in his contract with his employer, he shall not be entitled to receive the amount of any pay (being pay which he would otherwise be entitled to receive) which is apportionable to the period of his absence from his employment unless he satisfies his employer that his failure to attend the instruction was due to sickness or other unavoidable cause.
Substituted (1.07.2013) by Education and Training Boards Act 2013 (11/2013), s. 72(1) and sch. 6 item 3, S.I. No. 211 of 2013.
Modifications (not altering text):
Functions under subs. (1) transferred to Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment (1.05.2010) by Employment Programmes and Services and Skills Training (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 187 of 2010), art. 3(3).
(3) The functions of the Minister for Education and Science under sections 27(3) and 32(1) of the Industrial Training Act 1967 and paragraph 2(2) (inserted by section 9 of the Labour Services (Amendment) Act 2009 ) of Part I of the Schedule to the Labour Services Act 1987 are transferred to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment.