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An Education and Training Board (ETB) (Irish: Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna) is a statutory local education body in the Republic of Ireland that administers some secondary education, most adult education and a very small amount of primary education in the state. They came into existence on 1 July 2013, when they replaced the existing system of Vocational Education Committees (VECs) that had been in place since 1930.[1] In addition to taking over the responsibilities of VECs, ETBs took on the training functions of Foras Áiseanna Saothair (FÁS), the national training and employment authority, when it was dissolved in 2013.[2]

Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) is the national representative association for the sixteen Education and Training Boards.

Number and constitutionEdit

There are 16 ETBS, replacing 33 VECs. On formation the existing VEC members became members of the replacement boards.[2]

Each board has 21 members:

  • 12 local authority representatives
  • 2 staff representatives
  • 2 parents' representatives
  • 5 members from bodies representing community/business interests: one community/business interest representative must be drawn from business, industry and employers; one from learners' representative bodies and one must be representative of "bodies connected to school management or leadership".[1][2]
ETB Former VECs Headquarters Website
Cavan and Monaghan ETB County Cavan VEC,
County Monaghan VEC
sub-office in Cavan Town
City of Dublin ETB City of Dublin VEC Ballsbridge
Cork ETB City of Cork VEC,
County Cork VEC
Greater Cork
Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB County Dublin VEC,
Dún Laoghaire VEC
Donegal ETB County Donegal VEC Letterkenny
Galway and Roscommon ETB City of Galway VEC,
County Galway VEC,
County Roscommon VEC
sub-office in Roscommon Town
Kerry ETB County Kerry VEC Tralee
Kildare and Wicklow ETB County Kildare VEC,
County Wicklow VEC
sub-office in Wicklow
Kilkenny and Carlow ETB County Carlow VEC,
County Kilkenny VEC
Carlow Town
Laois and Offaly ETB County Laois VEC,
County Offaly VEC
Limerick and Clare ETB City of Limerick VEC,
County Limerick VEC,
County Clare VEC
Greater Limerick
Longford and Westmeath ETB County Longford VEC,
County Westmeath VEC
Louth and Meath ETB County Louth VEC,
County Meath VEC
Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB County Leitrim VEC,
County Mayo VEC,
County Sligo VEC
sub-offices in Sligo and
Tipperary ETB North Tipperary VEC,
South Tipperary VEC
sub-office in Clonmel
Wexford and Waterford ETB County Wexford VEC,
County Waterford VEC,
City of Waterford VEC
sub-offices in Dungarvan and

External linksEdit

  • "Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)". Retrieved 4 July 2013.