ESTABLISHED in 2013 following the amalgamation of three former VECs in the Mid-West, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for counties Limerick and Clare.
The authority’s Further Education and Training Division is responsible for the delivery of Further Education and Training provision to more than 25,000 learners in the region annually, through its 33 FET centres and almost 300 outreach locations. Its Enterprise Engagement Support Service facilitates ongoing dialogue with employers, employees and skills fora (like the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum) to respond to identified skills and training needs in the region.
The service harnesses regional skills intelligence to enable skills development opportunities through apprenticeships, traineeships and other provision. It also manages delivery of the new Skills to Advance employee development initiative.
The authority enjoys well-developed partnerships within industry and industry groups and offers targeted education and training in line with the National Skills Strategy to meet the specific requirements of enterprise in the region.
Eimear Brophy, Further Education and Training manager, says: “Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board continues to foster engagement with employers in order to develop learners employability and workforce development. We continue to grow our apprenticeship and traineeship programmes and to forge strong links with employers in the region.”
Contact the Enterprise Engagement Support Service through [email protected] or visit learningandskills.ie/enterprise