Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, has referred the General Scheme of an Education and Training Boards Bill to the Joint Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education.
The BilI provides for the legal establishment of the new Education and Training Boards, sets out the functions of the boards and facilitates further enhancement of the role of the sector into the future including its proposed role in relation to SOLAS.
Education and Training Boards will take over the work of the VECs and will have an expanded role in the delivery of further education and training across the country.
In this month’s Public Affairs Ireland Journal, General Secretary of the IVEA, Michael Moriarty discusses the challenging times facing VECs as the sector undergoes numerous changes. To view this article and others click here.