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  • Adult Learners Festival 2024
    Published On: February 22, 2024

    CMETB set to showcase Learning Opportunities in Cavan and Monaghan during AONTAS Adult Learners Festival

    The highly anticipated AONTAS Adult Learners Festival is set to make a triumphant return from March 4th to the 8th, bringing a wave of excitement to promote Adult Learning nationwide. This annual festival, dedicated to celebrating adult and community education, and make learning accessible to everyone, will feature a myriad […]

  • Image of Berni Power
    Published On: February 8, 2024

    Berni Power’s Retirement from CMETB: A Celebration of over 40 Years of Dedicated Service

    Berni Power, Director of Organisation Support and Development (OSD) has retired from Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) following a 44-year career.

    Hailing from Kilnagarbet, Tullyco, Co Cavan, Ms. Power embarked on her career journey with Cavan Vocational Education Committee (VEC) in April 1978, immediately after completing her schooling.

    Commencing […]

  • CMETB committees
    Published On: December 18, 2023

    Call for Committee Members to Music Generation Committee and Creative Arts Youth Committee

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board  invites interested local persons/organisations to apply to serve on the following committees:

    • Music Generation Committee
    • Creative Arts Youth Committee

    Those involved in Music, Creative Arts, Youth Services and representatives of voluntary/community Music, Creative Arts, Youth groups are especially required, but all applicants will […]

  • CMETB Learners
    Published On: December 18, 2023

    CMETB Supporting Local Employers through the Skills to Advance Initiative

    As we approach the end of another busy year, the CMETB Employer Services team reflect on the achievements of the past twelve months. It has been a year filled with growth, progression, and commitment to professional development for many local Companies in the Monaghan and Cavan region. One of the […]

  • Students from Virginia College with a total of 5 qualified projects for this years BTYSE
    Published On: December 11, 2023Tags:

    CMETB Schools shine bright with 13 Qualifications for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

    Excitement is in the air as schools from Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) proudly announce an outstanding achievement with a total of 13 qualified projects for the prestigious BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2024, to be held at the RDS in Dublin in January.

    CMETB has secured the second-highest […]

  • Image of Michael Rooney
    Published On: December 1, 2023

    Over 100 young musicians unite in a Cross-Border Music Spectacle

    A Deep Ravine: Reflections on a Divided Ireland as part of The Decade of Centenaries 2023

    In a momentous celebration of cultural collaboration, Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan proudly presented ‘A Deep Ravine: Reflections on a Divided Ireland,’ a musical suite performed by over 100 young musicians from border counties.

    This unique event served […]

  • Image of Hairdressing facilities in Cavan Institute
    Published On: November 30, 2023

    CMETB Hairdressing Apprenticeship launch new Salon in Cavan Institute

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) hosted an Employer and Apprentice Event for the launch of the new Hairdressing Facilities in Cavan Institute.

    Local hairdressing employers, mentors and apprentices in the Cavan and Monaghan region attended this event ahead of embarking on the next stage of the National Hairdressing […]

  • Mohamad Marza
    Published On: November 26, 2023

    “Youthreach was more than a second chance, it was my second home!”

    A young Syrian Man is working towards his dream job as a computer engineer and has a lot to say about his journey to get him to where he is.

    Mohamad Marza is in Year 2 of his 4-year Degree in DCU studying Computer Science.

    Mohamad arrived in Ireland in 2017 at […]

  • CMETB Careers Fair 2023
    Published On: November 20, 2023

    CMETB host Careers Fair to inspire students to find their path

    The CMETB Careers Fair made a triumphant return on Tuesday, 14 November 2023, at The Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan.

    Following a short hiatus due to the pandemic, the event returned bigger than ever, delivering a jam-packed experience for the approx. 1,500 students in attendance.

    The primary objective of the Careers Fair was […]

  • OEM Graduation
    Published On: November 13, 2023

    OEM Engineering Apprenticeship Class of 2023 celebrate achievement at Graduation Ceremony

    Pictured Back row L-R: Matthew Dooley (Abbey Machinery) Aidan Burke (Jungheinrich) Christopher Gibson (Combilift) Gavin Kealy (Jungheinrich) John  Heffernan (Tanco) Jason Kierans (Combilift) Front row L-R: John Pomeroy (GEON Engineering) Jake Dunne (Turmec) Caoimhe Dennehy (Dennehy’s Garden Machinery) Alana Kernan (Combilift) Dean Tobin (Keenan Alltech) Aaron Dunphy (Dennison Trailers) Missing […]

  • Graduation
    Published On: November 5, 2023

    CMETB and LMETB National Apprenticeship Awards 2023

    The National Apprenticeship Awards 2023 for apprentices in Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath were held in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk on Friday 03 November 2023.

    The event was hosted by Louth and Meath Education and Training Board (LMETB) in partnership with Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) and presented […]

  • Minister Heather Humphreys visits Ballybay Community College to officially open the new school extension.
    Published On: October 27, 2023

    Minister Heather Humphreys visits Ballybay Community College to officially open the new school extension

    On Friday 27 October, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) welcomed Minister Heather Humphreys TD (Minister for Rural and Community Development and Minister for Social Protection) to Ballybay Community College to officially open the new school extension, which was completed in 2023.

    Minister Humphreys was welcomed to Ballybay Community […]

  • CMETB Adult Education Grad
    Published On: October 18, 2023

    CMETB celebrates Adult Learning in County Monaghan

    CMETB’s Community Education and Adult Literacy Graduation took place in the Garage Theatre in Monaghan’s Education Campus on Thursday the 11th of October. Deirdre Byrne, Adult Education Officer with CMETB, welcomed everyone and highlighted the difference Adult Education course can make to the lives of learners- giving them endless possibilities.

    Cllr […]

  • CMETB Adult Education Graduation Cavan
    Published On: October 17, 2023

    Celbrating Adult Learning in County Cavan

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) Community Education and Adult Literacy Graduation took place in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on Monday 02 October.  Deirdre Byrne, Adult Education Officer with CMETB, welcomed the large number of learners present to celebrate.

    Cllr Clifford Kelly (Deputy Chair, CMETB Board) congratulated the many […]

  • CMETB Green Day
    Published On: September 26, 2023

    CMETB host ‘Green Day’ to promote Environmental Responsibility

    CMETB is committed to creating a better, more sustainable future. On the 21 September 2023, CMETB hosted a ‘Green Day’ across the ETB to promote the importance of climate action, sustainability, and energy management.

    CMETB recognises that education plays a pivotal role in shaping the attitudes and behaviours of future generations. […]

  • CMETB News - New Chairperson Elected
    Published On: September 25, 2023

    New Chairperson elected to the Board of CMETB

    In a recent meeting of the Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB), Councillor PJ O’Hanlon was elected as Chairperson, while Councillor Clifford Kelly was elected as the Deputy Chairperson. These pivotal appointments took place during the Board’s meeting held on Tuesday 19 September.

    The new Chairperson, along with ETB […]

  • Published On: September 21, 2023

    Creative Youth Arts Grant Scheme 2023 – Call for Applications

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) has become the 7th region to launch a Local Creative Youth Partnership (LCYP) in association with the Creative Ireland Programme. The LCYP brings together resources to develop and provide out-of-school creative activities for children and young people that complement and work with the […]

  • Minister Harris visit to Cavan
    Published On: September 5, 2023

    Minister Harris officially opens the new Education and Training Facility for Cavan Institute

    Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD today officially opens the new Education and Training Facility at Cavan Institute.

    This is a significant investment and enhancement of training facilities in the Cavan Monaghan areas and will significantly improve the learning experience of many students in […]

  • New Course for CMETB
    Published On: August 30, 2023

    New Forestry Forwarder Training Course Launched

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) in conjunction with Teagasc Ballyhaise Agricultural College has launched a new Forestry Forwarder training course. The course is supported by Skills to Advance, a national initiative by SOLAS that provides upskilling and reskilling opportunities to employees in jobs as well as equip […]

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    Published On: August 18, 2023

    CMETB Statement – Bishop Emeritus Liam MacDaid’s passing

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends, clergy and the people of the Diocese of Clogher on the passing of Bishop Emeritus Liam MacDaid.

    Bishop Liam was a highly respected educator in the Diocese of Clogher, and his profound impact within the […]

  • CMETB Retirement Function 2023
    Published On: August 10, 2023

    CMETB celebrate Retirees from past 3 years

    On Tuesday 18 July CMETB held a retirement function at Monaghan Institute to celebrate all CMETB retirees from the past 3 years (2020, 2021 and 2022).

    The event which is usually held annually was delayed due to the pandemic. CMETB Chief Executive, Dr Fiona McGrath paid tribute to each of the […]

  • Published On: August 9, 2023Tags:

    CMETB Youth Services administer funding to benefit local youth groups in Cavan and Monaghan

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) Youth Services recently held a presentation night allocating funding of approx. €150,000 to support local youth groups across Cavan and Monaghan.

    CMETB administers these funding schemes on behalf of the Minister Roderic O Gorman and the Department for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and […]

  • Published On: August 2, 2023

    Largy College pays tribute to Kiea McCann and Dlava Mohammed

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    Largy College has paid tribute to students Dlava Mohammed and Kiea McCann.

    Dlava Mohammed

    Dlava was a student who would always have a warm smile and a gentle hello when she met you on the school corridor. Dlava’s determination shone […]

  • Published On: August 1, 2023

    Statement from Largy College and CMETB

    The students, staff, Board of Management and parents of Largy College are in deep shock following the tragic accident that occurred on Monday 31 July.

    Sharon Magennis, Principal of Largy College, said: “It is with profound sadness and grief that we have learned about the devastating accident that resulted in the […]

  • CMETB News Items
    Published On: July 31, 2023

    CMETB and McKelvey Construction sign project contracts for Scoil Mhuire, Rockcorry

    Progress for Scoil Mhuire as project moves forward

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) and McKelvey Construction officially signed project contracts on Monday 17 July, in the presence of Scoil Mhuire Principal, Mr Donal Quigley and Board of Management representatives, marking a significant milestone for the construction of the […]

  • New route to degree
    Published On: July 10, 2023

    FET News – New Tertiary Programmes launched by Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris

    The National Tertiary Office is delighted to announce the launch of 23 new tertiary degree programmes for the academic year 2023/2024.
    Established by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science in a joint initiative between the Higher Education Authority and SOLAS, the National Tertiary Office (NTO) was […]

  • Image of people at an event
    Published On: July 5, 2023

    CMETB partner with local Nursing Home to deliver Healthcare Education and Training

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) in partnership with Esker Lodge Nursing Home recently held a Launch Event  highlighting a range of healthcare training programmes for the Cavan and Monaghan area. The event officially launched a new training programme for healthcare professionals to upskill, reskill and advance their […]

  • Progress for Gaelscoil Eois in Clones
    Published On: June 22, 2023

    Progress for Gaelscoil Eois in Clones

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) and Broomfield Construction, last week, officially signed project contracts in the presence of Gaelscoil Eois principal, Laura Nic Grianna and Board of Management representatives, marking a significant milestone for the construction of the new school in Clones.

    The partnership between CMETB and Broomfield […]

  • CMETB News Items 2023 (1)
    Published On: May 19, 2023

    CMETB host Virtual-Reality Welding Workshops to local Secondary School students

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training board (CMETB) hosted a number of Virtual Reality Welding Workshops for several Monaghan Secondary Schools in Monaghan Institute.

    The main goal with Virtual Reality Welding is to optimise the welding expertise and improve performance.  Students completed welding tasks thus simulating the physical movements of welding […]

  • CMETB News Items 2023
    Published On: May 19, 2023

    CMETB revolutionises driver education with State-of-the-Art Simulators for “Realistic Training Experience”

    CMETB has recently acquired two state-of-the-art lorry driving simulation systems for its Supply Chain, Logistics, and Procurement Centre of Excellence in Cavan.

    These advanced simulators, expertly installed at the Further Education and Training (FET) Campus, were developed by FORUM8, a renowned Japanese company specialising in 3D Virtual Reality Simulation. The installation of […]

  • CMETB partner with Irish rail
    Published On: April 28, 2023

    OEM Engineering Apprenticeship partner with Irish Rail

    The OEM Engineering Apprenticeship have partnered with Irish Rail to offer the Apprenticeship programme to train prospective apprentices in the area of OEM engineering.

    The OEM Engineering Apprenticeship is managed nationally by Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB).

    Irish Rail are the state-owned operator of the national railway network of […]

  • CMETB Youth and Wellbeing
    Published On: March 24, 2023Tags:

    CMETB Youth Services announce funding to benefit local youth groups in Cavan and Monaghan

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) Youth Services are delighted to announce funding of approx. €150,000 to support local youth groups across Cavan and Monaghan.

    There are three funding streams available that are now open for applications which include the Local Youth Club Grant Scheme, the Youth Club Equipment […]

  • Young cook of year comp
    Published On: March 20, 2023

    Success for Inver College and Coláiste Dún an Rí at the 2023 Young Cook of the Year Competition

    Schools from Cavan, Monaghan, and The Boyne Valley Flavours Region (Meath and Louth) took part in the ‘Created In Cavan’ regional final of the Schools Young Cook of the Year in Cavan Institute yesterday (Wednesday), March 15.

    Teams on the day represented Inver College, Carrickmacross (Sarah Callinan and Emma […]

  • ETB Excellence Awards
    Published On: March 12, 2023

    ETB Excellence Awards

    CMETB had 7 projects shortlisted for the ETB Excellence Awards which celebrate Excellence across Education and Training within the ETB sector nationally. The award ceremony took place on Thursday 2nd March in Croke Park with awards presented by ETB Heroes and special guest RTE newscaster Ray Kennedy.

    Congratulations to the shortlisted […]

  • Image of ETB Day Logo
    Published On: March 10, 2023

    ETB Day – Celebrating 10 years of ETB’s

    Celebrating 10 years since the establishment of Education and Training Boards

    In 2023, Ireland’s Education & Training Boards are celebrating 10 years since their establishment. To mark this event and showcase the services Education and Training Boards provide to learners Education and Training Boards Ireland […]
  • Published On: March 8, 2023

    AONTAS National FET Learner Forum 2023

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board’s Learner Voice Initiative 2022/23 commenced in December 2022 with the circulation of the annual Learner Survey.  All registered Further Education and Training (FET) learners were invited to complete the survey and when the survey closed in late January, 760 responses had been received.  […]

  • Ukraine Response Image
    Published On: February 24, 2023

    CMETB Youth Services launch a funding initiative for young people fleeing the war in Ukraine 

    CMETB Youth Services’ are delighted to launch a funding initiative for the integration of young person’s fleeing the war in Ukraine 

    The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth secured funding with respect to the integration of young person’s receiving permission to remain having fled the war in Ukraine. An […]

  • National Apprenticeship Awards
    Published On: February 1, 2023

    Apprenticeship Graduation for CMETB Apprentices

    CMETB and LMETB 2023 National Apprenticeship Graduation  

    The National Apprenticeship Awards 2023 for apprentices in Cavan, Monaghan, Louth and Meath were held in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan on Friday 27th January. 

    The event was hosted by Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) in […]

  • Reach Fund 2023
    Published On: February 1, 2023Tags:

    The Reach Fund 2023 – Call for Applications

    The Reach Fund 2023 (Formerly the MAEDF – Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund)

    CMETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service, in conjunction with SOLAS, invites local community and youth education providers/groups to apply for funding under the REACH Fund 2023.

    The aim of the Reach Fund is to provide funding to support […]

  • CMETB Logo
    Published On: January 31, 2023

    CMETB publish its Gender Pay Gap Report for 2022

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board today has published its Gender Pay Gap Report for 2022. The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 requires organisations to report on their hourly gender pay gap across a range of metrics.

    The gender pay gap is the difference in the average hourly wage […]

  • Councillor Sean Smith, who sadly passed away on Sunday, 15th January
    Published On: January 16, 2023

    CMETB Statement – Sean Smith RIP

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) are deeply saddened by news of the death of our esteemed board member Sean Smith.

    Councillor Smith served on the board of CMETB since 2019.  As a hardworking and committed public representative, he gave incredible service to his community and was […]

  • Young Chef of the Year Competition
    Published On: December 20, 2022

    CMETB host Young Cook of the Year Competition Final

    TY Young Cook of the Year Competition – Monaghan

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) in partnership with Monaghan County Council and Local Enterprise Office Monaghan held a “Young Cook of the Year” competition among Secondary Schools in County Monaghan.

    The final, which took place last week in Monaghan Institute, […]

  • Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan launch a mobile recording studio - An Ródaí.cm
    Published On: December 14, 2022

    Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan launch a mobile recording studio – An Ródaí.cm

    Music Generation Cavan/Monaghan have launched a new mobile recording studio called An Ródaí.cm.

    The aim of this new mobile recording studio is to support children and young people to make and learn music in creative, diverse and inclusive ways. This recording studio will enable Music Generation to reach a much wider […]

  • Simon Harris visit to Cavan Institute
    Published On: December 2, 2022

    Significant milestone for Cavan as Minister Harris confirms go-ahead for next phase of proposal development for capital investment

    Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has announced that the green light has been given to Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) to proceed to the next stage of a proposal for a new campus at Cavan Institute.

    The project envisages a state-of-the-art […]

  • CMETB seeks “Young Cook of the Year” within Monaghan Secondary Schools
    Published On: November 16, 2022

    CMETB launch “Young Cook of the Year” with Monaghan Schools

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) in partnership with Monaghan County Council and Local Enterprise Office Monaghan are seeking a “Young Cook of the Year” among Secondary Schools in County Monaghan.

    The aim of the competition is to encourage young people to explore and potentially enter a career within […]

  • Cavan Adult Education Graduation 2022
    Published On: October 12, 2022

    Cavan Adult Education Graduation 2022

    Pictured above: Martin Ngoyi receives the Jason Donohoe Memorial Award from Siobhan Donohue

    CMETB Adult Education held its graduation ceremony on Tuesday 4th October 2022 in the Cavan Crystal Hotel.

  • New Chair elected to the Board of CMETB
    Published On: September 21, 2022

    New Chair elected to the Board of CMETB

    At a recent meeting of the ETB Board,  Councillor Carmel Brady has been elected the new Chairperson of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB); while  Councillor Aidan Campbell has been elected as Deputy Chair. 

    The positions were filled during the ETB meeting yesterday, Tuesday September 20th. 

  • Pictured at Ballybay Community College L-R: Cllr. Colm Carthy (CMETB Chairperson), Rosie Croarkin (Principal, Ballybay Community College) and Dr Fiona McGrath (Chief Executive, CMETB)
    Published On: September 16, 2022

    CMETB – Delivering Excellence in Education

    Pictured at Ballybay Community College L-R: Cllr. Colm Carthy (CMETB Chairperson), Rosie Croarkin (Principal, Ballybay Community College) and Dr Fiona McGrath (Chief Executive, CMETB)

    CMETB are progressing their building projects to deliver additional infrastructure at schools and learning facilities across counties Cavan and Monaghan. Last year Cavan and Monaghan Education and […]

  • Image of logo for CMETB Youth Services
    Published On: September 5, 2022

    Youth Capital Funding awarded to Cavan/Monaghan Youth projects

    Under the Youth Capital Funding Scheme for 2022, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) received funding from the Department of Children, Equality, Integration, Disability and Youth for a capital grant scheme for volunteer led youth clubs/groups across Cavan and Monaghan. 

     The Department of Children, […]

  • CMETB host Awards Ceremony for Training Services - Evening Courses
    Published On: September 2, 2022

    CMETB host Awards Ceremony for Training Services – Evening Courses

    The inaugural Awards Ceremony for Training Services Evening Courses at Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) was held on Thursday 25th August 2022 in the Errigal Hotel, Cootehill.

    Over 180 guests attended the event with 110 graduates receiving their certificate of achievement in a range of subject areas such […]

  • Minister Josepha Madigan opens Inver College ASD unit
    Published On: August 30, 2022

    Inver College’s ASD Unit officially open by Minister Josepha Madigan

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) were delighted to welcome Minister Josepha Madigan – The Minister for Special Education and Inclusion – to the Official Opening of Inver College’s ASD Unit.

    The new ASD unit at Inver College was officially opened by Minister Madigan on Friday 26th August. This […]

  • Image of graphic promoting reduced fees
    Published On: August 23, 2022

    CMETB announces major reduction in course fees for all PLC courses

    As part of a plan to tackle the rising cost of living and make learning more accessible for all, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) has announced plans to significantly reduce fees on full time courses for the new academic year. The reduction in fees applies to all […]

  • Image of the QQI Logo
    Published On: August 4, 2022

    QQI Inaugural Review of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) is delighted to formally publish the Review Report of the QQI appointed expert panel that undertook the inaugural review in November 2021.   The inaugural review process afforded CMETB Further Education and Training (FET) Services the opportunity to critically reflect on and evaluate […]

  • Members of the ETB Board
    Published On: July 21, 2022

    CMETB launch new Strategy Statement

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) has launched its Strategy Statement for 2022-2026.  The new strategy sets out the ETB’s path over the next five years ‘to lead and deliver excellence in education and training for all’.

    As the state authority for education and training in counties Cavan and […]

  • Image of Cavan Institute’s Microsoft Innovator Educators – 2022
    Published On: July 18, 2022

    Cavan Institute submit an extensive application to become a Microsoft Showcase School

    In August 2021, Cavan Institute applied for and was accepted to the MS Incubator Schools programme. As part of the application process for the programme, a self-evaluation against a number of metrics was undertaken. Having completed this evaluation, key targets for improvement were identified. In September 2021, Cavan Institute’s Management […]

  • Representatives from Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board, Lakeland Dairies, Monaghan Mushrooms and Monaghan Institute pictured at Lakeland Dairies in Bailieborough
    Published On: July 5, 2022

    CMETB partner with Lakeland Dairies and Monaghan Mushrooms to promote a career in science

    Discover a promising career in Science

    Your Future is our Focus – Do you find it difficult to make career choices as it is a decision that can affect the rest of your life?  Are you waiting for CAO offers? If you are thinking about a career in Science, Cavan and […]

  • Image of Rosie Croarkin - Principal of Ballybay CC
    Published On: July 4, 2022

    CMETB appoint new principal to Ballybay Community College

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) has appointed Ms.Rosemary (Rosie) Croarkin as the new Principal of Ballybay Community College.

    New principal, Rosemary is originally from Monaghan Town and is a former student of Beech Hill College Monaghan. She qualified as a teacher of Religion and English from Mater Dei […]

  • Skills to Advance Initiative
    Published On: June 28, 2022

    CMETB Employer Services – providing local industry relevant training

    The Employer Services unit of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training board (CMETB) work closely with employers and enterprises to support them in ensuring their businesses can keep apace in an ever-changing labour environment.

    CMETB Employer Services can help your business succeed by providing the support needed to develop the workforce […]

  • Planet Youth Cavan Monaghan Launch Event 2022
    Published On: June 6, 2022

    Planet Youth Cavan Monaghan Launch

    On Friday 3rd June, Planet Youth Cavan Monaghan was officially launched at the Garage Theatre, Monaghan.

    Building on the work of colleagues in the Western Region (Galway, Mayo & Roscommon) who introduced Planet Youth to Ireland in 2018, the Cavan Monaghan Implementation Group introduced Planet Youth into both counties, following a […]

  • Green Day Celebrations 2022
    Published On: May 24, 2022

    CMETB goes ‘Green’ for Climate Action

    Green Day at CMETB

    A ‘Go Green Day’ was held on Friday 13th May across the CMETB community to help raise awareness among staff and learners around what actions we can take to address Climate Change.

    To mark the occasion staff wore something green on the day and took part in a […]

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    Published On: May 19, 2022

    CMETB and IRHA launch a new HGV Professional Driving Traineeship

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) in partnership with The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) recently held a Launch Event in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan for the new HGV Professional Driving Traineeship programme. The new Traineeship, which was created to address the shortage of drivers in the industry, includes […]

  • Image of a group of people
    Published On: May 16, 2022

    Launch of the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship in Cavan Institute 2022

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) in partnership with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) recently hosted an Employers Briefing for the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship.  Many local employers in the Cavan and Monaghan region attended the event.

    CMETB are currently enrolling for the National Hairdressing Apprenticeship leading […]

  • Image of Funding Announcement
    Published On: May 13, 2022

    Funding Announcement: Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) / Community Education Grants

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) is delighted to announce that following the success of projects funded through the Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) in 2020 & 2021, CMETB has received an additional allocation for 2022.

    Administered locally by CMETB on behalf of SOLAS, this fund is designed […]

  • CMETB Youth Services
    Published On: May 4, 2022

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board – Now accepting nominations for the Youth Work Volunteer Awards 2022

    Is there a Youth Work Volunteer in your youth club or community who you feel deserves the recognition for the commitment they have given to young people in your area?

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) invite you to complete the Volunteer Achievement […]

  • Ukraine Response Image
    Published On: April 14, 2022

    CMETB’s Response to the Ukrainian Crisis

    In line with the national response by Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) are joining efforts to meet the needs of Ukrainian people as they enter Ireland.

    The 16 education and training boards across the State have set up “Regional Education and Language […]

  • Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre
    Published On: April 8, 2022

    Developments at Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre

    Pictured L-R: Dr Fiona McGrath (Chief Executive, CMETB), Michelle Forester (Centre Director, Tanagh Outdoor Education & Training Centre) & Councillor Colm Carthy (Chairperson, CMETB)

    There are a number of exciting new developments at Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre, which will greatly enhance the range of activities available on site. A […]

  • Image of Dr Fiona McGrath - Acting CE CMETB
    Published On: March 15, 2022Tags:

    New acting Chief Executive appointed for Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board

    The new acting Chief Executive at Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) has been confirmed as Dr Fiona McGrath.

    Dr McGrath was formally appointed following a recent meeting of the ETB board. The role will be an interim one until August 2022. Fiona will officially take up her new […]

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    Published On: March 7, 2022Tags:

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board Leaving Certificate students first to engage on new Blended Leaving Certificate Polish Course

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board Leaving Certificate students first to engage on new Blended Leaving Certificate Polish Course

    Languages Connect, Ireland’s Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education (2017-2026) recognises ‘’the need to diversify beyond current curricular languages and support the new Irish in maintaining and growing their own capacity […]

  • ADULT LEARNERS week image
    Published On: February 24, 2022Tags:

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board- Adult Learners’ Week 2022

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board launch a range of new and exciting events and taster sessions to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week 2022

    This year’s annual AONTAS Adult Learners’ Festival will take place from 7th – 11th March 2022.

    This year’s theme is Learn Your Way – prospective learners can learn a range […]

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    Published On: February 23, 2022Tags:

    Multi-Million Euro Funding Announcement for new Education Campus at Cavan Institute

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board is delighted to announce that the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. has confirmed that funding has been specifically earmarked to deliver a major new state-of-the-art Education Campus for Cavan Institute.

    Speaking to local radio on Wednesday […]

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    Published On: February 23, 2022Tags:

    Tender Call – Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board Call for Youth Service: UBU New Services 2022 – Cavan Town 

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board is seeking (via e-tenders) an organisation with experience of providing services to young people, to deliver a youth service to young people in Cavan Town, Co. Cavan.

    This new project is being established in line with the UBU Your Place Your Space Scheme funded […]

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    Published On: February 23, 2022Tags:

    Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2022

    Local Youth Club Grant Scheme 2022 incorporating the National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board is inviting Volunteer Led Youth Groups/Activities to apply for one-off funding under one of the following two categories:

    1. a) Youth Work Club Grant or
    2. b) Youth Activity Club Grant.

     

    The […]

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    Published On: February 9, 2022Tags:

    Public Appointments Service has recommended John Kearney for appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Special Education

    Public Appointments Service has recommended John Kearney for appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Special Education.

    The Chief Executive of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board, Mr. John Kearney has been recommended for appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Special Education […]

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    Published On: February 2, 2022Tags:

    Chairperson of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board visits community groups in the region that benefited from funding under the Mitigating against Educational Disadvantage Fund.

    In late 2021, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) was awarded over €640,000 in funding to address educational disadvantage. This funding was allocated by SOLAS to CMETB as part of The Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF).

    The Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund (MAEDF) aims to address educational disadvantage […]

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    Published On: December 10, 2021Tags:

    Minister Harris Launches New Resources to Help Migrant Learners Improve Their English Language Skills

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board is delighted to have supported SOLAS in developing the Initial and Ongoing Assessment of English Language Competency of Migrant Learners in Further Education and Training– Research Report, Guidelines and Toolkit.  A timely and useful resource for Education and Training Boards

    Chief Executive of Cavan […]

  • Image taken of the stage at the Garage Theatre
    Published On: November 30, 2021Tags:

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board host ‘Standing Together’ Celebrating 3 years of Generation Apprenticeship talent and creativity

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board host ‘Standing Together’ Celebrating 3 years of Generation Apprenticeship talent and creativity

    In November 2021, The Garage Theatre, hosted ‘Standing Together’ a celebration of 3 years of Generation Apprenticeship talent & creativity. Organised by SOLAS with support from the wider apprenticeship community and Cavan […]

  • A Collage image of Youth Activities: swimming, canoeing, picnic
    Published On: November 29, 2021Tags:

    Local Youth Projects win vouchers for Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre

    Throughout October weekly competitions were held for a €250 voucher for Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre for the public to nominate their favourite Youth Club by telling us you think why they deserve to win the prize.

    Winners Included: Mullagh Girl Guides and Virginia Scouts.

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    Published On: November 29, 2021Tags:

    Celebration of Youth Work Projects across Cavan and Monaghan

    During the month of October, Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board Youth Services celebrated the excellent Youth Work that is being delivered through our Youth Projects across Cavan and Monaghan.

    To celebrate we showcased video snippets of our staff-led Youth Services.

    Check the videos out here

  • Largy College visit Monaghan Institute
    Published On: November 29, 2021Tags:

    Largy College students visit Monaghan Institute

    Students from Largy College, Clones, recently enjoyed a tour of Monaghan Institute and they are looking forward to the taster courses in January 2021.

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    Published On: November 29, 2021Tags: ,

    Think Languages Day 2021 Celebrated at Beech Hill College and Virginia College.

    Think Languages Day 2021 at Beech Hill College and Virginia College.

    November 22nd 2021 marked Think Languages Day 2021.

    There was lots of activity in Beech Hill College, Monaghan where the College welcomes a very special guest- Lithuanian Ambassador Marijus Gudynas.

    Think Languages Day was also celebrated in Virginia College, Cavan.

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    Published On: November 29, 2021Tags:

    Chief Executive, John Kearney provides an update of the ambitious plans for Breifne College at CMETB Board Meeting

    The Board members of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) held its November meeting in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan on Tuesday 16th November 2021.

    During the meeting, Chief Executive of Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board, Mr. John Kearney made a presentation updating the Board regarding the recent […]

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    Published On: November 15, 2021Tags:

    CAO inclusion of Further Education & Training, Apprenticeship “important step” towards parity of esteem  

    CAO inclusion of Further Education & Training, Apprenticeship “important step” towards parity of esteem  

    Enhanced CAO website to include all options for school leavers

    From 12pm today, school leavers have visibility of their Further Education & Training (FET) and Apprenticeship options for the first time on the CAO website. Welcoming […]

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    Published On: November 5, 2021Tags:

    Department of Education Approves Grant for the Provision of Additional Accommodation at Breifne College, Cavan

    5th November 2021

     

    Department of Education Approves Grant for the Provision of Additional Accommodation at Breifne College, Cavan.

     

    Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board (CMETB) is delighted to announce that the Minister for Education, Norma Foley T.D. has approved an all in grant for the provision of additional accommodation at Breifne […]

  • Image of International Youth Day logo
    Published On: August 12, 2021Tags:

    International Youth Day

    International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12th each year and focuses on tweens and teens and their place in society.

    It is not just about protecting them, but to include them in the development of communities around the world.

    The Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, […]