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What does local government reform mean for community education? Four key questions.

Posted on September 22, 2014

Tara Farrell - Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO Longford Womens' Link and AONTAS Executive Member
Tara Farrell, Deputy CEO Longford Womens' Link and AONTAS Executive Member

The past two year period has seen the further education and training sector experiencing the most dramatic reform agenda in its short existence.  The establishment of SOLAS and the Education and Training Boards along with QQI have significant implications for how community education will be supported and delivered.  For the sixteen Education and Training Boards, recent milestones include the appointment of new Board Members following the Local Elections 2014 and the completion of the transfer of FÁS Training Centres. For the community education sector, the reform process is not over.  An ambitious reform agenda led out by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government will reconfigure the local structures that organisations will have to interact with.  Community education receives funding from a range of government departments and initiatives and will need to actively engage in this process. 

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