KCETB Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board
Rialtas na hEireann Government of Ireland
Co-Funded by the European Union
Rialtas na hEireann Government of Ireland
Co-Funded by the European Union

About Us

Overview of Services

Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) is a leading provider of education and training in the south east, enabling 15,000 annual learners to reach their potential by offering a series of education pathways in schools, colleges, training centres and community settings. Our remit includes the management and operation of 13 post-primary schools, two colleges of further education and training, an extensive range of adult and community education services across Kilkenny and Carlow, the co-ordination of youth services, and the promotion of music education through Music Generation. We employ 1,377 people and operate an annual budget of €80million. Our tagline is Flourish through learning and we believe that learning has the power to change lives and build communities.

Our Mission

To enable students to reach their potential through education and to participate in the life of our area and country

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Our Vision

To lead the development of high-quality education and training opportunities across Kilkenny and Carlow, engaging with learners and communities through all stages of lifelong learning.

Our Values

KCETB is the largest provider of education, training and youth work opportunities in Kilkenny and Carlow. We recognise the importance of our role in our community and are aware of our responsibility to deliver high quality services. Our work is underpinned by our core values:

Value Learning
We value learning and place the student at the centre of our work. We believe that learning has the power to change lives and build communities.

Aim for Excellence
We aim for excellence in all of our services. We promote a culture of continuous improvement in our schools, centres and across our services.

Build Relationships
We build relationships with others that are collaborative and respectful. We recognise that working together is key to our success.

Promote Openness
We are accountable to others and promote openness and transparency. We know that, as a public body, we must maintain high standards.

Enhance Community
We recognise our role as a provider of services within our community. We are a learning organisation and work to enhance our community through our education, training and support services.

Kilkenny and Carlow ETB supports young people and adult learners through its four main areas of activity:

Second Level Education

  • Abbey Community College, Ferrybank
  • Borris Vocational School
  • Coláiste Aindriú, Bagenalstown
  • Coláiste Cois Siúire, Mooncoin
  • Coláiste Eoin, Hacketstown
  • Coláiste Mhuire, Johnstown
  • Coláiste Pobail Osraí, Kilkenny
  • Duiske College, Graignamanagh
  • Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach
  • Grennan College, Thomastown
  • Kilkenny City Vocational School
  • Scoil Aireagail, Ballyhale
  • Tyndall College Carlow

Further Education and Training Service

  • Adult Guidance Service
  • Adult Learning Service
  • Back to Education Initiative (BTEI)
  • Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training
  • Community Education Service
  • Co-operation Activities
  • Music Generation
  • Ormonde College of Further Education
  • Training Services
  • Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme(VTOS)
  • Youth Service
  • Youthreach

Partnership Activities

In association with:

  • County Development Boards
  • County Childcare Committees
  • Leader Programmes
  • Recreation and Sports Partnerships
  • Local Drugs Task Groups
  • School Completion Programmes
  • Social Inclusion Measures Group

Educational Support Services

  • Buildings Development Programme
  • Budgetary and Financial Management
  • Corporate Services
  • Customer Services
  • Health and Safety
  • Recruitment and Human Resource Services

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