AN Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, commended the Cork Education and Training Council for establishing itself as “deeply rooted members of the Cork community” as he launched his new strategic statement this morning for 2022-2026.
The strategy statement outlines and sets the strategic direction that the Cork Education and Training Council will take over the next five years and addresses five main priority pillars, namely: learning and teaching, team and organization, communication and connection, support for equality, diversity and Inclusion and Infrastructures.
Mr Martin said: “Cork ETB has established itself as a deeply rooted member of the Cork community and your commitment to consultation ensures that you will stay that way. Your vision of providing a pathway for every learner shows a clear vision that education and training should be relevant to the individual learner and the world they live in, ”he added.
Cork Education and Training Board CEO Denis Leamy paid tribute to staff and stakeholders.
“Despite the unique demands that the Covid pandemic placed on us, we have continued to be a leader in education, seeking new opportunities for development and growth.”
Mr Leamy said the new strategic plan would ensure that the Cork Education and Training Board remains “a vital force in the delivery of educational services in the city and county of Cork”.
“The strategy contains five main pillars. We intend to focus on developing and improving these pillars. The hard work of implementing this strategy begins now. Underlying all of our strategic goals is a very real determination to ensure excellence in everything we do. While our strategic plan is ambitious, it is achievable.
Mr. Leamy concluded:
“This strategy is a process – which is part of an ongoing effort of the organization as a whole. By working together, we can achieve this. I am convinced that this strategy statement is a valuable step forward for the future of the Cork Education and Training Board. “