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Mc Aleer welcomes £270,000 support for Rural Employment Programme

Published: 24 November, 2015

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA, Declan McAleer has welcomed Agriculture, Minister, Michelle O'Neill's commitment to tackling rural unemployment by providing £270,000 to support the Step-up to Sustainable Employment (SUSE) programme.

Declan McAleer said:

"This financial support is the latest example of Minister O'Neill delivering for rural communities.

"Without proper support structures it is extremely difficult for rural dwellers to access further education and job training schemes.

"This £270,000 will provide a lifeline to many rural residents seeking to re-enter education, training and upskilling programmes."