Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) is the statutory regional education and training authority for counties Waterford and Wexford.
WWETB is the managing authority and patron of 14 multi-denominational and co-educational schools with 6,000 students including 12 post-primary schools, 1 community national school and 1 post leaving cert college. WWETB is joint patron of the 3 community schools in the two counties.
WWETB has responsibility for Further Education and Training (FET) across Waterford and Wexford, which encompasses full-time and part-time courses for 20,000 adult learners on an annual basis. We manage the local state provision of apprenticeships and provide a multiplicity of courses for early school leavers and adults whether they are progressing to higher education, gaining skills for work, up-skilling in their careers, accessing adult literacy including English language tuition.
Other major programmes include Music Generation which provides music performance education for thousands of young people, Youthwork projects, an Outdoor Education and Training Centre, and we play a lead local role in supporting Ukrainians in education, among many others.
The vision of WWETB is “to lead learning through the delivery of high quality, inclusive, responsive, innovative education and training services in our community.”
Our vision is being implemented through the Strategic Goals, Priorities and Actions contained within the WWETB Strategy Statement 2023-2027 which has been recently approved by the Board of WWETB and will be formally launched in September.
We have a presence in every town and most communities across both counties. We engage with statutory bodies, business groups, community groups and voluntary agencies to ensure we can provide the most relevant education and training opportunities required by our community.