The Government has announced an investment of €11 million in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk.
Minister of Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science Simon Harris made the announcement on a visit to the centre and also confirmed approval to appoint a main contractor to complete construction work at the facility.
The €11 million investment will be used to complete renovations, carry out external works, extend the centre and to buy new equipment and software.
The AMTCE offers training courses in areas such as robotics, additive manufacturing, cybersecurity, biopharma and food processing.
The Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB), which runs the centre, has welcomed this latest round of funding.
“We’re delighted that the crucial role of the AMTCE has been recognised at the highest levels of Government,” said Martin O’Brien, Chief Executive of LMETB.
“The investment by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science through SOLAS is proof of the importance of such a facility to the future of crucial sectors of the Irish economy,” Mr O’Brien said.