About Us


 Overview of Services

Galway and Roscommon ETB is a local education authority, established on the 1st July 2013. The 33 Vocational Education Committees (VECs) were dissolved and replaced by 16 Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The Galway and Roscommon  ETB is governed under Education and Training Boards Act 2013.


 Our Mission

It is the mission of Galway and Roscommon ETB to be a key provider of quality, inclusive education opportunities and support services that enable young people and adults to reach their full potential and contribute in a positive and meaningful way to society.


Our core organisational values and principles are:
  • To place the learner at the centre of all our work
  • To provide quality services
  • To promote quality teaching and learning
  • To engage in building positive, respectful relationships
  • To value and respect all staff and learners
  • To promote a culture of openness and fairness
  • To promote inclusiveness and embrace diversity
  • To be responsive in our approach and promote innovation and partnership
  • To be an integral part of the local community


We provide a comprehensive range of quality education programmes and supports designed to meet the needs of young people and adults throughout the counties of Galway and Roscommon. Over the years it has developed a range of educational provision to meet the diverse and ever changing demands of learners. Today Galway and Roscommon ETB runs twenty second level schools, an extensive adult education service and a range of post-leaving certificate courses. It is involved in many partnership activities at local level and provides a range of educational supports to enhance the quality of its education programmes.

Galway and Roscommon ETB supports young people and adult learners through its four main areas of activity:

Second Level Education



Adult Education Services
  • Adult Basic Education Services
  • Adult Education Guidance & Information Service
  • Back to Education Initiative
  • Community Education
  • Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS)
  • Youth Advocacy Service
  • Youthreach
  • Youth Work Activities
  • Educational Partnership Initiatives


Partnership Activities
in association with;

  • County Development Boards
  • County Childcare Committees
  • Leader Programmes Recreation and Sports Partnerships
  • Local Drugs Task Groups
  • School Completion Programmes
  • Social Inclusion Measures Group


Educational Support Services
  • Buildings Development Programme
  • Budgetary and Financial Management
  • Corporate Services
  • Customer Services
  • Health and Safety Recruitment and Human Resource Service