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WELCOME TO CASTLEBAR V.T.O.SVocational Training Opportunities Scheme

What We Do

The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS) is a European Social Fund supported intervention in the Irish labour market to enable, as a priority group, unemployed people who have been on the Live Register for at least six months or a person in receipt of statutory redundancy but not in receipt of a qualifying payment for the required period to access education and training with a view to progression to employment.

Ten percent of places may be allocated under certain conditions to a wider category of unwaged people including lone parents and people in receipt of Disabled Persons' Maintenance Allowance who are seeking employment. In all cases, the minimum age for participation in VTOS is 21 years.