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Springboard Launched, 2013 

NCGE worked in partnership with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) National Access Office and the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) to provide a dedicated career guidance phone line launched in 2013 to support Springboard.

Springboard went live on 21st June, 2013, with the aim of launching 6,000 people back into education and employment by providing free part-time higher education places offering retraining to people who have become unemployed in recent years. The focus is on growth areas such as Information Technology, Communication, International Languages and International Financial Services.

The guidance helpline provides advice to potential applicants on course choice, eligibility and the application process. The number is 1800 303 523

Further information is available at www.springboardcourses.ie and www.education.ie.