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South Tipperary VEC Mission Statement

“South Tipperary Vocational Education Committee provides a quality education service for all the people in its administrative area”

Who we are

South Tipperary Vocational Education Committee (VEC) is one of 33 VEC’s established under the Vocational Education Act 1930 – 2001. Our remit as the state provider of education for the County is the provision of a comprehensive range of quality education programmes to meet the needs of the community we serve.

These include Second Level Education, Post Leaving Certificate Programmes, Further Education, Second Chance, Adult & Community Education.

In addition South Tipperary VEC plays a significant role in the Strategic Development of the County through a variety of inter-agency programmes.

Our Committee

Nominated by South Tipperary County Council:

Cllr. Tom Acheson, Cllr. Liam Ahearn, Cllr. John Crosse, Cllr. Pat English, Cllr. John Fahey (Chairperson), Cllr. Mary Hanna Hourigan, Cllr. Denis Leahy, Cllr. Richie Molloy, Cllr. Marie Murphy.

 

Nominated by Carrick-on-Suir Town Council:

Cllr. Margaret Croke, Cllr. Pierce O'Loughlin.

 

Nominated by Tipperary Town Council:

Cllr. Jacqui Finnan, Cllr. Anna Tuohy-Halligan.

 

Nominated by Clonmel Borough Council:

Cllr. Siobhán Ambrose (Vice Chairperson), Cllr. Darren Ryan.

 

Nominated by Cashel Town Council:

Cllr. Eddie Bennett, Cllr. Joseph Moloney.

 

Nominated by VEC Staff:

Mr. Michael Berry, Ms. Olive Cornelia.

 

Nominated as Community Reps by County Council:

Ms. Susan Meagher, Mr. Kevin O'Reilly, Ms. Josephine Chamney, Mr. Brendan Griffin.

 

Nominated by VEC Parents:

Ms. Maria O'Donnell, Mr. David Tobin. 

What we do

Responsible for 5 Post Primary Schools and 1 All Irish Second Level Unit
  • Coláiste Dún Iascaigh, Cahir
  • Central Technical Institute, Clonmel
  • Comeragh College, Carrick-on-Suir
  • Scoil Ruain, Killenaule
  • St. Ailbe’s School, Tipperary Town
  • Gaelcholáiste Chéitinn (All Irish Second Level Unit located in Clonmel)

Responsible for the education provision of 1 Children Detention School

  • St. Joseph’s Special School, Ferryhouse

Provide Adult & Further Education

  • Adult Guidance in Education Service (S.T.A.G.E.S)
  • Adult Learning Scheme
  • Back to Education Initiative (B.T.E.I)
  • Community Education
  • Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (V.T.O.S)
  • Youthreach

Administration of Support Services

  • Third Level & PLC Grants
  • School Transport Scheme
  • Youth Services
  • Special Needs Learning Support

General Information 

The Irish Vocational Education Association (IVEA) represents the interests, at national level, of Ireland's thirty-three Vocational Education Committees (VECs).  As a representative body, the IVEA has a diverse range of functions which at all times seeks to protect, promote and enhance the interests of vocational education and training within the wider education sector and the country at large.  For further information visit www.ivea.ie

 

All VECs are subject to both internal and external audit.  The Vocational Support Services Unit (VSSU) provide an internal audit service to thirty-two VECs.  The objective of internal audit is to provide an independent appraisal function for the review of internal control systems.  The Unit operates under the aegis of Co. Cavan VEC.  For further information email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

External auditors, the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) examine the accounts, records and transactions of VECs.  The C&AG play a central role in the public accountability process by providing assurance to Dáil Éireann on the manner in which public funds have been administered.  For further information visit www.audgen.gov.ie

 

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