The Minister for Further and Higher Education says plans are afoot to cope with the imminent demand in rental accommodation in Sligo and the North West with the expected success of the ATU merger.
Minister Simon Harris was speaking at the launch of the new Lorry Driver Apprenticeship at ATU Sligo last evening.
The two year apprenticeship aims to attract the younger generation to the profession with more women also encouraged to enrol.
Speaking to OceanFM news from the launch last evening, Minister Harris says ATU can now borrow to build on campus accommodation and the Government is also open to suggestions at a local level:
Megan and Therese have recently enrolled in the new lorry driving apprenticeship and they have been telling Ocean fm news that there needs to be more females on the road: