Click here for link to kwetb.ie website (Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board) where you will find further details on Autumn Courses.
Adult Basic & Community Education Centre, Jigginstown, Naas, Co. Kildare (p/time/evening)
Enrolments this week Monday to Thursday 12th Sept from 10am to 4pm.
Piper's Hill College, Kilashee, Naas, Co. Kildare (evening classes)
Enrolments on Tuesday September 17th from 7 - 9.30 pm
St. Conleth's Community College, Station Road, Newbridge. (evening classes)
Enrolments Tuesday 17th September from 7 - 9 pm
Kildare Adult Learning Centre, Abbeyview House, Kildare Town (part time day/evening)
Adult & Basic Education Classes - Enrolments Thursday 12th Sept from 10am to 4pm
BTEI (Back to Education Initiative) part-time courses - Enrolments Thursday 12th Sept 10am to 4pm
Athy College, Athy (evening classes)
Enrolments on Thursday 12th Sept from 7 to 8pm
Also on Friday September 20th from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
BTEI (part-time day/evening)
Leixlip/Celbridge/Maynooth (part time/evening classes)
Enrolments Monday 9th to Thursday 12th Sept. from 10am to 1pm and 7 to 8 pm.
(Contact Mary Faughnan at 01/6246528)
Information Meeting - Monday 26th August 2013 at 10am
Then this course might be the one for you!
Kildare VEC has amalgamated with Wicklow VEC and is now known as Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board.
New contact details for Kildare and Wicklow ETB …. www.kwetb.ie
CEO: Mr Sean Ashe
ETB Naas Office: 045- 988000 ……. ETB Wicklow Town Office: 0404-60500
1st July, 2013- Education and Training Boards replace VECs
Major reform will deliver more than €2m savings annually
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., has today announced the establishment of 16 new Education and Training Boards (ETBs), that will replace the 33 Vocational Education Committees (VECs).
Minister Quinn said: “Today marks a new era for education and training in Ireland. The new ETBs will strengthen locally managed education and enhance the scale of local education and training. This represents a major component of the public service transformation agenda. At a time when the need for training and reskilling has never been more important, it is crucial to provide appropriate programmes and courses that offer students and learners the best opportunities to progress. We must do all of this while providing value for money to the taxpayer.”
This major reform will reduce the number of Chief Executive Officers in line with the number of bodies and full year savings are estimated at €2.1m.
The new configuration paves the way for exciting new provisions that will provide for the establishment of SOLAS, the dissolution of FÁS and the transfer of training functions to the newly formed Education and Training Boards. The Further Education and Training Bill 2013 to provide for the establishment of SOLAS will be enacted this month. It is envisaged that SOLAS will be formally established before the end of this year.
As part of the change, the Irish Vocational Educational Authority will change its name to Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI). ETBI will represent the Education and Training Boards and promote their interests.
“I want to pay tribute to all stakeholders – staff, councillors, managers, parents, teachers and students – who will be instrumental in ensuring the success of the Education and Training Boards,” Minister Quinn said.
Closing date for receipt of 2013/14 applications is Thursday, 1st August 2013.
Apply early, you do not have to know the course you will be attending to make an application.
Click on the link to find a multimedia tutorial on how to apply for a grant - Grant Application Tutorial
SUSI Support Desk:
Phone: 0761 08 7874
Would you like to explore your skills to enhance your employment opportunities?
Career Exploration & Guidance
Job Hunting Skills
Courses are for 4 weeks - 3 days a week (Monday - Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm)
Starts Tuesday 4th June in Kildare Adult learning Centre, Abbeyview House, Kildare Town.
Starts Monday 1st July in Athy Adult Learning Centre, 16 Nelson Street, Athy, Co. Kildare
PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 20 ADULTS PER COURSE
Application forms avalable from Imelda Carroll (059 8633270) or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 045 448512 (Adult Education Guidance Service)
Wider Options Information Morning - Wed 29th May at 10am - St. Conleth's Community College, Station Road, Newbridge.
What is Wider Options?
It is a one year mature adult education programme ideally suited to: people who have been in the home for a number of years or have retired; those working in minimum-wage jobs who wish to progress their career; mature people who left school early without a formal qualification; people with school going children who wish to do something for themselves.
The course provides an introduction to the main areas of business theory and training in the relevant computer practices used in the modern office/business environment. There are no formal educational requirements for this course but applicants must have a basic level of literacy. Core classes are between 9am and 1.10 daily to facilitate people with school going children. Optional modules are available in the afternoons.
For further details about the course or the Information Morning, please contact St. Conleth's Community College at 045 431417 or Adult Education Guidance Service at 045 448512.
OPEN DAY - KILDARE VEC ADULT & FURTHER EDUCATION CENTRE (formerly VTOS Newbridge) - 22nd May 2013 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
A SECOND CHANCE
The door to worthwhile employment remains firmly closed to many people who would like to work but cannot due to their low levels of education and lack of skills demanded by to-day’s high-tech workplace. However, just because you left school early, or did not achieve qualifications the first time round does not mean that you have no chance of escaping the unemployment trap. One of the most successful forms of second chance education is provided by Co. Kildare VEC Adult & Further Education Centres throughout the country.
Kildare VEC Adult & Further Education Centre invites anyone interested in further education courses to an Open Day in their new premises on 2nd floor, Aras Slainte (new Newbridge Medical/Dental Centre) on Wednesday, 22nd May from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. You can find out about the full time courses available, most of which are at FETAC/QQI Level 5 which is the equivalant of Leaving Cert standard.
Kildare VEC Adult Education Guidance Service has also relocated to the same premises so if you would like to find out information about other courses or explore your options you can make an appointment with our Guidance Counsellor to get a clearer focus on how to proceed.
We look forward to seeing you.