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€1.5 Million expansion of Clonroad further education campus to bring enhanced course offering and facilities to learners in Clare

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Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, the state education and training authority for Limerick and Clare, has just announced a major expansion of its campus at Clonroad Business Park in Ennis. The authority’s Further Education and Training Division has responsibility for the Further Education and Training Centre, Clonroad Campus, which has been operational for almost 25 years. The centre has seen significant development over that period. Now, a major €1.5 million expansion of the campus is underway and due to be completed later this year. This will lead to the significant enhancement of provision and facilities for learners at the centre.

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board provides relevant and innovative further education and training opportunities that address the needs and aspirations of learners, local communities and enterprise in Clare. It does this through offering an extensive choice of full-time and flexible, part-time provision at its Clonroad Campus. The campus is one of the authority’s largest multi-provision centres in the region. Provision includes: Back to Education Initiative (BTEI), Community Education, Core Skills, Vocation Training Opportunities Scheme and Youthreach. In addition, the Information Recruitment and Guidance Support Service at the centre provides invaluable free information, advice, guidance and support to learners across Clare.

Commenting on the major expansion announced for the campus by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, George O’Callaghan, Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to announce these significant expansion plans for the Clonroad Campus. The extension and upgrade to the current campus will see Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board increase its investment at the site, with the cost of the extension around €1.5 million.” He continued: “This development will enhance current delivery through modern new resources and facilities. These will include a science laboratory, a training kitchen, a training salon for hairdressing, a salon for beauty-related training, a technology room and new computer suites.”

The campus is open for classes Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 9.30pm, and Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Provision ranges from non-certified up to QQI Level 6 Major Awards and courses are aimed at unemployed early school leavers, adults returning to education, and those wishing to up-skill in a new area who are employed or preparing for employment. The campus is currently recruiting for the next academic year commencing in September. If you would like more information on any of the courses offered at the campus, you can search learningandskills.ie, email fetclonroad@lcetb.ie or call into the centre:

Further Education & Training Centre

Clonroad Campus

Clonroad Business Park

Ennis

County Clare, V95 KT95


Staff pictured reviewing expansion plans at the Clonroad Campus, left to right: Breda O’Driscoll, Community Education Co-ordinator; Eddie Keane, Youthreach Co-ordinator; Paul Patton, Director of Further Education and Training, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board; Mike Ryan, BTEI Co-ordinator; Helen O’Sullivan, VTOS Co-ordinator; Margot Walsh, Adult Literacy Organiser; and Triona Lynch, FET Provision Manager, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. Pic. Brian Arthur

 

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