First meeting of agency that has replaced Cork VEC’s

By Tom Collins

FÁS courses in Cork will be delivered by a new organisation soon.

It’s called the Cork “Education and Training Board “ and was formed by the
merger of the
old Cork City, and Cork County, VEC’s

Nationally the Government is saving more than “two million euro” by merging
33 VEC’s into 16 so-called “Education and Training Board’s”

The first meeting of the new Cork Board took place last evening.

Fine Gael County Councillor Gerry Kelly was elected as Chairman
Teacher Sean Roberts was elected as Deputy Chairman,
and Ted Owens is the new CEO.

New Chairman Gerry Kelly says having a single agency – the ETB – delivering
education to both young students AND for Jobseekers of all ages makes sense


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