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    Irish Apprentices in 1963

    Irish Apprentices in 1963

    50 years ago the 12th International Trade Competitions for Apprentices - now known as the International Skills Competition- took place in Ireland.  Based in Bolton Street College, it was like the Olympics for apprentices and 222 Competitors from 13 countries took part.  The young men specialised in everything from house painting and bricklaying to sheet metal work, industrial wiring,  turning, fitting and cabinet making.  Ireland's hosting of the event was seen by the government as an opportunity to focus peoples' attention on the need to upskill the workforce in readiness for membership of the Common Market  and to ensure they were trained for ...


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