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On the 1st July, 2013 Co. Kilkenny VEC and Co. Carlow VEC merged to form the Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board (ETB).

Our new ETB website is being developed in the meantime the information on this website is still relevant. 


Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board

Athy Road


(059 9138560


Welcome to the website of Co. Carlow VEC.

We hope you will find all the information you need about our courses and services.

We will be adding new information over the coming weeks so please check back for updates, alternatively you can contact us for further information.

Co. Carlow VEC is a statutory local education authority, which operates under the terms of the 1930 Vocational Education Act, its amendments and the 1998 Education Act. The VEC provides a comprehensive range of accessible lifelong learning education and training programmes and educational support services to the community.

Co. Carlow VEC serves over 7000 learners through its schools, colleges and adult education centres. As well as education and training programmes, the VEC provides a range of support services. The operations are administered by specialist staff in the schools, centres and VEC Head Office.

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From 1 July 2013, Co. Carlow VEC has merged with Co. Kilkenny VEC to form the
Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board.