Community Training Centres (CTC)

Community Training Centres (CTCs) to provide community based training for early school leavers as part of the national Youthreach programme. Community Training Centres are independent, community-based organisations which provide training and related supports for early school leavers primarily aged between 16 – 21 years who have left school with no formal or incomplete qualifications. Learners in CTCs develop individualised learning plans and participate in personal, social and vocational skills training and development leading to major awards on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Learners receive a training allowance while participating on the programme.

Current Programmes

Youth Training & Development Centre (Newbridge CTC) is based in Chill Dara Industrial Estate, Newbridge. The centre is run by Kathleen Cramer, General Manager.
The centre offers QQI Level 3 & Level 4 major awards. There is a variety of modules that Learners can follow. The Learners are supported through the following services:
• Initial Trainee Needs Assessment
• Individual Learning Plan
• Continuous ILP Monitoring and Review Mechanisms
• Key Workers
• Case Conferencing
• Tracking Systems when the Learner leaves


Kildare Region Contact
Sheila Bradley – Senior Development Officer
KWETB FET Centre, Unit A, Maudlins Industrial Estate, Monread Road, Naas, Co. Kildare
087 061 2610