Statement by Michael Moriarty, General Secretary, ETBI

The establishment of sixteen Education and Training Boards (see below) on Monday July 1st 2013 marks an historic event in Irish education. These new statutory education authorities, formed from the aggregation of Ireland’s 33 VECs (abolished on July 1st) and the integration of the 16 FÁS Training Centres (on-going to June 2014), will be the vehicles for the delivery of coordinated education and training programmes across Ireland for decades to come.