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Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) wants to hear from you on the development of our new three-year strategy. There has been much change over the period of our last strategic plan. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society, on the world of work and on education and training has seen unprecedented levels of disruption and adoption of remote work and remote and blended learning.

In the context of this strategy consultation, ETBI is the representative association of the 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs) consisting of our forums and their respective networks and groups. As a sector we have over 32,000 staff, are responsible for 27 Community National Schools, 246 Post-Primary Schools with over 110,000 students. ETB Post-Primary Schools are the largest provider of education through the medium of Irish with 47 schools (Scoileanna Gaeltachta, Gaelcholáistí, Aonaid lán-Ghaeilge). ETBs deliver Further Education and Training to 200,000+ unique FET learners each year across over 200 FET colleges/Training Centres and play a central role in the delivery of apprenticeships and traineeships in partnership with employers.

In looking forward, ETBI is optimistic and ambitious for the future where Education and Training Boards continue to play a key role in delivering education and training for people and communities, providing whole of life education and training, building a better future for all.

To help us do this, we would like to hear your views on the following questions:

  • People – Delivering for people and communities is at the heart of what we do. How can we better deliver and cater for the people and communities which we serve?
  • Partnership – Collaborating and building strategic partnerships are key enablers for us. How can we better work together to deliver and cater for the people and communities which we serve?
  • Potential – What vision of the future do you want to see Education and Training Boards Ireland work towards, supporting you or your organisational objectives over the next three years and beyond?

We would like to thank you in advance, for taking the time and effort to complete the survey to help us to better understand your needs to inform our future strategy.

Open for submissions from the 23rd of April 2021 until the 14th of May 2021.

Please email your completed submission to info@etbi.ie