On 29 May 1974 the programme 'Learning for Life' took a look at training and re-training at AnCO.
An Chomhairle Oiliúna, in English 'the training council', and commonly referred to as AnCO, went on to become 'FÁS', which has again been renamed as 'Solas'.
On 29 May, 1974 the programme 'Learning for Life' took a look at training and re-training at AnCO which was then seven years in existence. An Chomhairle Oiliúna, in English "the training council", was commonly referred to as AnCO.
On a visit to the training centre in Ballyfermot, we witness trainees at work in construction, engineering and technology. Reporter John Bowman describes the training centre as a workplace simulator where trainees clock in and out, are treated like workers and get paid a training allowance. AnCO managers Michael Foley and Patrick O'Shea describe the services offered at AnCO.
John Bowman describes one of the key objectives of AnCO as to provide an adequate number of workers to meet employer demands, and to allow workers to improve their job skills and job satisfaction.
This episode of 'Learning for Life' was broadcast on 29 May 1974.