Cork: Education's crucial role in unlocking growth highlighted

Cork Education and Training Board to play pivotal role in managing state-sector primary schools in the county, writes Alex Meehan.

29th June, 2014
Ted Owens, chief executive of the Cork Education & Training Board: It's dangerous to focus too much on turning out high-level ICT graduates' Picture: Gerard McCarthy

The Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) has an annual budget of over €190 million and around €75 million to spend on capital projects over the next seven years, making it a major part of the region’s strategy for ensuring future growth.

Created in 2013, when the City of Cork and County Cork VECs were amalgamated, the CETB is responsible for all state-funded education in the Cork area.

It employs close to 4,000 people,...

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