The Northern Ireland Assembly is in Recess. The Business Committee will meet on the 1st of September and the First Plenary Sitting is the 7th of September.

Employment and Learning

 Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for Employment and Learning. The committee was established to advise and assist the Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry MLA, on matters within his responsibility as a Minister. The committee undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department for Employment and Learning and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation. The Committee Chairperson is Robin Swann MLA. 

Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee.


Latest News

The Committee for Employment and Learning will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 16 September, 2015 at 10:00am in Room 29, Parliament Buildings.

Forthcoming business will be published in the Business Diary.


Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Cathie White

Room 373,Parliament Buildings,
Ballymiscaw,Stormont,
Belfast,BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1448
Email: cel@niassembly.gov.uk


Inquiry into Post Special Educational Need Provision in Education, Employment and Training for those with Learning Disabilities

The Committee is undertaking an inquiry into post Special Educational Need (SEN) Provision in education, employment and training for those with Learning Disabilities in Northern Ireland. 

Please note that the deadline for those who would like to submit evidence on the inquiry is 30 June 2014.

Find out more on the progress of the inquiry...


Committee for Employment and Learning visit Castle Tower Special School, Ballymena

Committee for Employment and Learning visit to Castle Tower Special School, Ballymena as part of the Committee’s Inquiry into Post School Special Educational Needs Provision in Northern Ireland

Committee for Employment and Learning visit Castle Tower Special School, Ballymena as part of the Committee’s Inquiry into Post School Special Educational Needs Provision in Northern Ireland.

Left to Right: Mrs Sharon Whylie (Vice Principal), Mr Thomas Buchanan MLA (Deputy Chairman), Mr David Hilditch MLA (Committee Member), Mr David McCann (Vice Principal), Mr Raymond McFeeters (Principal), Dr Robert Coulter (Chairman, Board of Governors), Mr Robin Swann (Committee Chairman), Mr Fra McCann MLA (Committee Member), Ms Bronwyn McGahan MLA (Committee Member) and Mr Sammy Douglas MLA (Committee Member).

View pictures from more of the Committee's visits and events here.


Committee Meeting with Gerri Fiala, Deputy Ass Sec for Employment & Training

Committee for Employment and Learning Meeting with Gerri Fiala, Deputy Ass Sec for Employment & Training in the US.

Pictured left to right :- Mr Pat Ramsey MLA, Ms Bronwyn McGahan MLA, Ms Gerri Fiala, Deputy Ass Sec for Employment & Training, Mr Robin Swann MLA (Chairperson) and Ms Anna Lo MLA.


Committee for Employment and Learning Visit to Hawthorns Day Care, Carrick

Committee for Employment and Learning visit Hawthorns Day Centre as part of the Committee’s Inquiry into Post School Special Educational Needs Provision in Northern Ireland.

Picture left to right :- Una O’Mahoney (Member), Marc Carey (Hawthorns Adult Centre – Manager), Mr Robin Swann MLA (Chairperson), Mr David Hilditch MLA, Noreen Brownlees (Member) David Grey (Member) and Natalie Jackson (Locality
Manager), Mr Pat Ramsey MLA and Mr Fra McCann MLA.

 

 


Committee visit to Manchester

Committee for Employment and Learning visit Seashell Trust, Manchester as part of the Committee’s Inquiry into Post School Special Educational Needs Provision in Northern Ireland.


Committee visit to Manchester

Committee for Employment and Learning visit to Manchester City Council and PossAbilities as part of the Committee’s Inquiry into Post School Special Educational Needs Provision in Northern Ireland.


Committee visit to Manchester

Committee for Employment and Learning visit to Pure Innovations, Stockport as part of the Committee’s Inquiry into Post School Special Educational Needs Provision in Northern Ireland.


Committee Visit to Manchester

Committee for Employment and Learning visit to Manchester City College, as part of the Committee’s Inquiry into Post School Special Educational Needs Provision in Northern Ireland.

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