Kildare and Wicklow ETB Newsletter Issue 11, PARTNERSHIPS - Page 42

Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) established a new Further Education and Training Centre (FETC) in Crookstown in January 2017. Crookstown FETC provides a comprehensive range of educational courses and services in line with demand in the local community. KWETB delivers a wide range of programmes including for example;

Back to Education Initiative (BTEI) programmes

Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses

Community Education Service (CES) programmes in partnership with local community groups

Training service programmes in Warehouse and Forklift Operations

Crookstown Further Education and Training Centre

Local community groups are facilitated and encouraged to use the Crookstown FETC premises to host, promote and develop community initiatives. St John’s Ambulance and the First Responders conduct regular meetings and training courses in the centre. Crookstown scouts have been allocated a number of rooms for their den and scouting activities at Crookstown FETC.

The Crookstown community committee plan to establish a community garden in 2018 and intend to use the FET centre for parish meetings and various community initiatives. KWETB will continue to work in partnership with local committee representatives who act as the voice of the local community, promoting collaboration and teamwork between local community groups and KWETB Further Education and Training (FET) services.

Pictured at the launch of Crookstown Further Education and Training Centre information and enrolment evening (Left to right – Martin Heydon (Kildare South Fine Gael TD and Chairperson), Imelda Carroll (KWETB Adult Literacy Organiser), Brenda Lynch (KWETB Adult Education Officer), Angela Doherty (KWETB Career Guidance Service).