Rise in student numbers likely for Tralee Institute of Technology

The number of students studying at third level in the county is set to rise even though funding for third level institutions has been cut.The number of young families returning to the county and the increasing number of non nationals attending third level is also likely to increase.The Institute of Technology in Tralee is one of the third level colleges which has seen a 3% cut in their budget for this year. Michael Carmody Director of the institute says he hopes the funding cuts are short term as the lack of finance is delaying building projects within the college.