About Us

Kildare and Wicklow ETB was established in July 2013 by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013 and commenced as an Education and Training provider in both counties under the leadership of Seán Ashe, Chief Executive. 

The Operation of ETBs is governed by the Code of Practice for Governance of ETBs  issued by the Department of Education and Skills.  More information on ETBs.

Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) provides a comprehensive range of education services throughout Kildare and Wicklow.  As the largest education provider in counties Kildare and Wicklow, the ETB provides education and training opportunities for life-long-learning through ETB Community National Schools, Second Level Schools, Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLCs), Adult, Further Education and Training and Youth Support Service.

Kildare and Wicklow ETB places learning and the learner at the heart of its educational provision and as stated in our mission statement, the ETB “will provide learners with flexible education opportunities, which are of the highest quality. Our programmes will reflect current and emerging knowledge and practices and will be relevant to the needs of the individual and our counties. We will offer programmes, delivered in a professional manner in a friendly and supportive environment”.

Our Vision

“Nurturing a learning community, enriching educational experience, empowering the pursuit of excellence, whilst leading a culture of
entrepreneurship and innovation in the Irish education and training system”

Our Values

  1. Respect
  2. Inclusion
  3. Learner Focused
  4. Professional
  5. Dynamic
  6. Integrity
  7. Supportive

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