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

“A huge success” – One Book One Film For All initiative ends on a high

Mosaic and Glass Artist Helen McLean from Wexford with her WolfWalkers-inspired mosaic she created for the One Book One Film for All project. She is pictured with Tomm Moore, founder of Cartoon Saloon and co-director of WolfWalkers and KCETB Chief Executive Eileen Curtis

“A huge success”. That’s the feedback on One Book One Film for All, the family learning project conceived and organised last month by Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon.   The initiative, that used the Cartoon Saloon book and movie WolfWalkers as a family learning initiative with a… Continue reading “A huge success” – One Book One Film For All initiative ends on a high

VTOS Kilkenny graduates celebrate in style

VTOS Kilkenny held its annual awards ceremony this week where recipients were presented with certificates in QQI, City & Guilds and attendance certificates in areas ranging from QQI (Quality qualifications Ireland) Level 3 Certificates in General Learning to Level 5 Awards in eBusiness, Information Processing, Art Craft & Design and Furniture Making. VTOS Kilkenny is operated by Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB). Photo; Mary Browne

(27 November, 2023) – The Ormonde Hotel was a fitting venue last week for the VTOS (Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme) Kilkenny graduates of 2022/23 to celebrate their awards.   Over 50 participants received awards in a wide range of disciplines, including Art, Craft & Design, Furniture Design, Information Processing and eBusiness.  It was an occasion… Continue reading VTOS Kilkenny graduates celebrate in style

Enya gives star performance on Late Late Toy Show

Enya Cox singing at last December's Music Generation Kilkenny' 'Sing Out' concert in St. Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny City.

(27 November, 2023) – A Music Generation Kilkenny student was the star of last Friday’s Late Late Toy Show with a solo musical performance that many say stole the show.   Enya Cox (13yrs) from Castlecomer brought the house down with a rocking performance of the Olivia Rodrigo hit ‘Vampire’ as the finale to Friday’s… Continue reading Enya gives star performance on Late Late Toy Show

KCETB honours its retired employees at special event

(16 November, 2023) – Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) this week held a special event for retired employees to acknowledge their service and thank them for their hard work and dedication in providing education services to the Kilkenny and Carlow region.   KCETB directors and school principals gave heart-felt citations outlining the… Continue reading KCETB honours its retired employees at special event

Fiona is first female electrical apprentice to graduate from KCETB

The first female electrical apprentice to graduate from Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB), and a World Skills Winner, were among 119 apprentices from Kilkenny and Carlow who graduated this week at a special ceremony at SETU Sports Arena in Waterford.   The National Apprenticeship Awards 2023 for the south-east region saw Fiona Manning… Continue reading Fiona is first female electrical apprentice to graduate from KCETB

96 Kilkenny KCETB students attend Student Council Training

Ninety-six students from seven Kilkenny schools benefited from a special training day this week aimed at making their voices heard so they can make meaningful contributions to decision-making for the benefit of their fellow students and their schools.   The one-day course was organised by Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) for students… Continue reading 96 Kilkenny KCETB students attend Student Council Training

60 Carlow KCETB students attend Student Council training

Sixty students from five Carlow schools benefited from a special training day this week aimed at making their voices heard so they can make meaningful contributions to decision-making for the benefit of their fellow students and their schools.   The one-day course was organised by Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) for students… Continue reading 60 Carlow KCETB students attend Student Council training

63% of young people believe their mental and emotional health could be better  – KCETB Youth Office survey

Ten diverse, African American, Asian, caucasian, East Indian, young adults illustrating teamwork.

66% of young people in Kilkenny and Carlow think their physical health could be better and 63% believe their mental and emotional health could be better, while 37% are unsure if they feel positive about their future.   These are among the findings of a survey of 276 young people in Kilkenny and Carlow conducted… Continue reading 63% of young people believe their mental and emotional health could be better  – KCETB Youth Office survey

KCETB and SETU sign deal to increase progression from further to higher education

Pictured at KCETB seated are Prof. Veronica Campbell, President of SETU, KCETB Chief Executive Eileen Curtis and Martha Bolger, Director of Further Education and Training at KCETB, standing are Sarah Sartori SETU, David Denieffe Vice-President, Academic Affairs at SETU and Sarah Barron KCETB Adult Ed Officer. Photograph: Patrick Browne

(Wed. 27 Sept. 2023) – South East Technological University (SETU) and Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) have signed an agreement that will see both organisations work closer together to meet the needs of local learners through enhanced progression pathways from further to higher education outside of the traditional CAO system.   The… Continue reading KCETB and SETU sign deal to increase progression from further to higher education

It’s “Leabhair Power!” as ‘One Book One Film For All’ is launched

22/09/2023. FREE TO USE IMAGE. The Adult Literacy Service offered through Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) yesterday launched a family learning project - One Book One Film For All -  in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon that uses WolfWalkers and a programme of supporting activities for family learning in schools, adult learning centres, family resource centres and libraries across Kilkenny and Carlow.  The programme runs until 25 October. Pictured at an event for schools in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow are The Adult Literacy Service offered through Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) yesterday launched a family learning project - One Book One Film For All -  in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon that uses WolfWalkers and a programme of supporting activities for family learning in schools, adult learning centres, family resource centres and libraries across Kilkenny and Carlow.  The programme runs until 25 October. Pictured at an event for schools in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow is Isabel O’Gorman from Castledermot and a pupil at St. Lasarian’s School, Carlow with Cartoon Saloon founder Tomm Moore and Bernadette O’Neill, KCETB Adult Education Officer. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The Adult Literacy Service offered through Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (KCETB) this week launched its new family learning project – One Book One Film For All –  in collaboration with Cartoon Saloon. And there was a touch of Hollywood about the launch when multiple Oscar-nominated Cartoon Saloon founder Tomm Moore joined in… Continue reading It’s “Leabhair Power!” as ‘One Book One Film For All’ is launched

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