Education and Training Strategy 2015-2020

CDETB Strategy 2015-2020

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Education and Training Strategy 2015-2020

Consultation with Staff

During 2014 all staff members were invited to read the Dublin Castle report and to comment or add to it.  In this way CDETB sought to include all voices in the organisation as it planned its education and training provision for the future of Dublin City.

CDETB launch short film

CDETB launched a short film at its strategy seminar in Dublin Castle on 25th November 2013.
We work in a rapidly changing education sector that is experiencing amalgamation, consolidation and a widening of our functions. The culmination of this change came on the 1st July 2013 when the old Vocational Education Committee (VEC) was formally changed by Ministerial order into an Education and Training Board (ETB) and CDVEC became CDETB.

To mark this historical time CDETB asked Near TV to make a short film to capture the essence of what CDVEC has been about. Near TV is a community television production company associated with Coláiste Dhúlaigh CFE. We launched the film at our strategy seminar in Dublin Castle on 25th November 2013.

The film is available here.

Deep in discussion at Dublin Castle

Fintan O’Toole, Literary editor of the Irish Times, described VECs as having two great virtues when he addressed at the CDETB strategy seminar on 25th November 2013 in Dublin Castle. We have had, he told us, social inclusion at the core of what we do and we have a history of educational innovation.

Over 140 staff and students took part in intense round table discussions to determine the future of the organisation.

Inspirational guest speakers address CDETB delegates in Dublin Castle


On 25th November 2013 CDETB held a seminar in Dublin Castle to consult with a wide selection of CDETB staff about the strategic direction of our organisation into the future. Over 140 delegates participated in round table discussions punctuated by inspirational addresses by guest speakers.

Discussions opened with a conversation between Jacinta Stewart CEO, CDETB and Larkin Community College students Aoife Kennedy from sixth year and Eoinlee Bley from transition year.

Stephen McCarthy, Education Officer CDETB, introduced Dick Gleeson, City Planner, Dublin City Council, who spoke on the ‘City of the future.’

Evan Buckley, Education Officer CDETB, introduced Michael Donnellan, Director General, Irish Prison Service who spoke on ‘Education as a means of social inclusion.’

Evan Buckley, Education Officer CDETB, introduced James Flynn, University Relations Manager, IBM who spoke on ‘The role of education and training in enhancing IT.’

David Treacy, Education Officer CDETB, introduced Tony Donohoe, Head of Education Social and Innovation Policy, IBEC who spoke on ‘New models of education and training.’

David Treacy, Education Officer CDETB, introduced Fintan O’Toole, Literary Editor, Irish Times who spoke on ‘A vision for education and training in Dublin city.’

If you are interested in the future strategic direction of this organisation and have anything to add to the contributions above please contact