Kildare Wicklow Education and Training Board has not made an application for funding for an apprenticeship training centre.
An agreement was struck in 2017 between the owner of the Model School in Athy and KWEBT for the delivery of a training facility there.
He was asked by Sinn Fein TD, Maurice Quinlavin, if the Dept. of Education would make funds available to Kildare County Council to establish such a school.
The Minister says provision of further education and training, including apprenticeships, occurs at national level, through Solas.
ETBs apply to Solas for funding and it is a matter for each board to decide how to allocate such funding within their areas.
The Minister says KWETB has "not made an application for funding for apprenticeship training at the school in question"