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Skills shortage: Number of people learning plumbing, joinery and bricklaying in NI falls significantly

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Fewer people are attending college to learn skills such as plumbing.

Fewer people are attending college to learn skills such as plumbing.

Fewer people are attending college to learn skills such as plumbing.

The number of people attending college to learn skills such as plumbing, joinery and bricklaying has fallen by a half in recent years.

Figures paint a bleak picture of the future of trades and skills education in our further education (FE) colleges.


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