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

To support individuals through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to social, cultural and economic development.

Our core organisational values are:
  • Leadership – Actively leading in the provision of education and training in the region and influencing the future direction of the sector.
  • Inclusivity – Openness, respectful and inclusive in the treatment of our learners, stakeholders and staff. A culture where diversity is welcomed and valued.
  • Collaboration – Strong, mutually beneficial partnerships and teamwork, facilitating the sharing of knowledge, ideas, expertise and skills.
  • Innovation – Creative and innovative thinking by encouraging new ideas, trying out different approaches and responding to change.
  • Accountability – Responsible decision-making, open, honest and transparent in all activities.

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 Developments Boards
  • County Childcare Committees
  • Leader Programmes Recreation and Sports Partnerships.
  • Local Drugs Tasks Groups
  • School Completion Programmes
  • School 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