Minister For Education Visits Baldoyle Training Centre

Minister for Education, Richard Bruton recently visited Baldoyle Training Centre to show his support for lifelong learning and workforce upskilling.

Applegreen Staff With DDLETB CEO Paddy Lavelle And Minister For Education

Applegreen Staff With DDLETB CEO Paddy Lavelle And Minister For Education

The Minister was joined by CEO of DDLETB, Paddy Lavelle at the presentation of certificates to Applegreen staff who attended training in DDLETB training centre Baldoyle. Congratulations to all of the staff on their achievement.


Inaugral Meeting Of The DDLETB Quality Council

Following their successful re-engagement with QQI as a recognised, quality assured provider of further education and training programmes, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB is delighted to have had its inaugural meeting of its Quality Council.  This body, which reports to the Chief Executive Officer, will have oversight of the governance and quality assured management of the over 2000 courses leading to certification that DDLETB delivers annually, and will guide the development of new QA policies and procedures, to ensure excellence in the delivery of programmes of further education and training into the future.

Council Members, from left to right: Ken Seery, Baldoyle Training Centre Manager, Sharon Hennessy Adult Education Officer,  Cecilia Munro Principal Dun Laoighre Further Education Institute, Ann Bray Principal Greenhills Community College, Clodagh Beare Quality Assurance Development Officer DDLETB, Fionnuala Anderson, Director Further Education & Training DDLETB , Deirdre McKeon, Tallaght Training Centre Manager, Kevin Harrington, Principal Stillorgan College of Further Education, Aisling Crowley, Youth Officer DDLETB

The council met on September 11 2018 and will meet three times a year. It will be supported in its work by a quality committee and a programmes committee.  At the first meeting, the members approved governance structures and terms of reference for all governance units overseeing the management of quality assurance for Further Education and Training programmes in DDLETB.

This is an exciting new development in DDLETB’s commitment to quality in all our programmes.

Blanchardstown Adult Education Service welcomes An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

Blanchardstown Adult Education Service were delighted to welcome special guest, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to their end of year graduation ceremony on 31st May 2018. 

Students graduated from a wide variety of courses including Business and Information Technology, Digital Media, Administration and Secretarial studies, Nursing Studies, Childcare, English Language, Adult Literacy, Community Education programmes and Skills for Work programmes. They all gathered together on a glorious sunny day in the Further Education & Training Centre on leafy Mill Road.  

Adult Education Officer Sharon Hennessy hosted guests including Chief Executive of DDLETB Paddy Lavelle and Development Officers Rosemarie McGill and Geraldine CondronMargaret McLoughlin Manager of the Mountview Family Resource Centre spoke about the value of Community Education.  Two former students, Michelle Meehan and Kevin Nolan gave powerful accounts of their different learning journeys within the Adult Education Service.  Rosemarie McGill launched the annual book of student writings “Prose by non-Pros”. 

Chief Executive of DDLETB Mr. Paddy Lavelle congratulated the students who received certificates. He spoke about how students had made the choice to return to education and shape their own futures, and that this would have a positive and long-lasting effect on their families, friends and communities. Mr. Lavelle spoke of how “grit” – the determination to keep going when things get tough – was an important life skill which they developed in completing their course. This skill will be a strength to lean on in other aspects of their future lives. 

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar told attendees that he was delighted to be part of their celebration, particularly as the service is part of his local constituency. He spoke of the variety of courses offered in the Adult Education Service, and also of the diversity of students receiving certificates, which reflects the vibrant diversity of Dublin 15 itself. He said that the students’ families and communities would benefit from their educational achievements.  

An added bonus was the glorious weather which allowed students, staff and guests to enjoy the refreshments and celebrations “al fresco”.