Archive for March 9th, 2018

Kerry's Daniel Collins eyes down a Westmeath man.  Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PREVIEW: It’s Winner Take All As Kerry Face Westmeath On Sunday

March 9, 2018 at 9:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran previews the Allianz National League Division 2A game between Westmeath v Kerry on Sunday in Mullingar… KERRY head to Mullingar on Sunday to take on Westmeath in a winner takes all game that will see the winner progress to the final of the competition. Westmeath are unbeaten so […]

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David Moran and Shane McCarthy clash. Photo by Dermot Crean

Here’s The Kerry Team To Face The Dubs On Sunday

March 9, 2018 at 9:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry team to face Dublin sees three  changes from the side that faced Galway two weeks ago, while David Moran returns to the match day squad for the first time this year. Shane Murphy replaces Brian Kelly in goals, Adrian Spillane comes in for Stephen O’Brien in the half-forward […]

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Revenue Seizes €60,000 Of Herbal Cannabis In Tralee

Revenue Seizes €60,000 Of Herbal Cannabis In Tralee

March 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm Comments are Disabled

HERBAL cannabis worth €60,000 in Tralee this morning in an intelligence led operation conducted jointly by Revenue, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, and the Tralee Garda Drugs Unit. Revenue seized 3 kilos of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €60,000. It was part of ongoing […]

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Pictured Maria Brennan , Colm McEvoy CEO Kerry ETB Jim Ficune Chariman Kerry ETB , Anne O'Dwyer and Owen O Donnell of the Kerry Education & Training Board (Kerry ETB) with Mr. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport who launched our Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre today . 
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PRESS INFO -- Kerry Education and Training Board launch their Education and Training Strategy
2018 - 2022
 
Kerry Education & Training Board (Kerry ETB) are pleased to announce Mr. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will launch our Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre at 10 am on Friday the 9th March 2018. 
 
Kerry ETB was established on July 1st 2013 and the development of this strategy provided an opportunity to chart the strategic direction for Kerry ETB over the next five years. The ETBs services includes primary, post primary and a wide range of further education and training programmes.
 
The mission of Kerry ETB is to create and promote the development of a lifelong learning society in Kerry, so that all who live there have access to the education and training required to fulfil their potential and meet their personal, social, cultural, economic and civic needs.
 
In developing this Strategy, the methodology adopted was designed to ensure extensive internal and external consultation including, ETB board members, learners, students, managers, staff, parents, industry and key community partners and agencies. 
 
The Strategy emphasises the role of Kerry ETB in promoting a holistic education and training experience that spans the full spectrum of life-long learning. Key to the development of the strategy was the commitment to the organisations core values of Respect, Quality, Inclusion, Equality and Learning.  The Strategy aims to promote a shared vision across all of Kerry ETB’s programmes, centres, colleges, schools and services. This shared vision will help to ensure an integrated and seamless approach to the provision of education and training opportunities across the county.
 
The Strategy has identified nine Strategic Goals: -
1) Nationally and Internationally recognised and Quality Assured Programmes.
2) Quality Teaching and Learning.
3) Innovative Education and Training Responses.
4) Access and Progression.
5) Develop Productive Partnerships.
6) Stakeholder Engagement.
7) Effectiveness and Accountability in Governance and Leadership.
8) Marketing, Branding and Communication.
9) Enhancing the Working and Learning Environment.
 
Each strategic goal has a key number of associated actions. Progress with the implementation of the strategy will be measured annually by the implementation plans. The successful implementation of the strategy will require a shared ownership across the organisation with each school, center and programme utilising the strategic objective as the key drivers for their local planning and development.
 
The Chairperson of Kerry ETB, Cllr. Jim Finucane in welcoming the publication of the strategy stated: “I am delighted with the publication of the Kerry ETB Strategy Statement 2018-2022. The ETB is a key provider of education and training opportunities across county Kerry and the successful implementation of this strategy will ensure the continued successful development of the organisation over the next five years. I wish to thank the Chief Executive Officer, the Directors and all involved in the development of the Strategy Statement and I look forward to its implementation”.
 
The Chief Executive Office of Kerry ETB, Mr. Colm Mc Evoy stated: “I am confident that the strategic goals set out in the Strategy Statement are grounded in the organisations core values of Respect, Learning, Quality, Inclusion and Equality and set out a clear strategic path for their development until 2022. Kerry ETB is a large geographically dispersed organisation with over 1,100 staff, delivering education and training programmes from our twenty eight centres to over 15,000 students/learners annually. Our annual budget is in excess of €52 million making the ETB a key contributor the local economy. I look forward to working with the Board, the Directors, School and Centre Management and all the Staff in leading the implementation of the strategy over the next five year”
 
Ann O’Dwyer Director of Schools, Youth and Music stated that “Kerry ETB Primary and Post Primary schools, Youth Work and Music provision look forward to implementing this strategy over the next 5 years. It is the ambition of all our schools to achieve the “highly effective school” standards of teaching and learning, school management and ICT integration as set out by the Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate in the “Looking at our Schools Quality Framework for Primary and Post Primary Schools.” Kerry ETB schools are fully implementing the new Junior Cycle and will have commenced the implementation of the new Senior Cycle during the life of this strategy. We will also continue to prioritise the health and wellbeing of students through the full implementation of the DES Wellbeing Programme and also the ongoing development of the Student Support Teams. It is also envisaged that we will develop 3-4 additional Community National Schools in order to provide for diversity and inclusion in the primary sector. Kerry ETB will also work with our partner Kerry County Council, schools and music bodies to establish Music Generation in Kerry over the coming years. It is our plan to support the continued development of both targeted and generic youth work programmes across the county, based on the needs identified in the recent youth work audit. Kerry ETB will support the improvement of the Irish language through our work the relevant agencies on the implementation of the various Irish Plans across the county as well as continuing to prioritise oral language acquisition on our 8 schools.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Kerry ETB Director of Further Education and Training, Mr Owen O Donnell stated: “Further Education and Training has gone through seismic change over the last few years with the creation of the Education and Training Boards. Kerry ETB aims to continue at the forefront of this change with the development of our Further Education and Training provision to offer the highest quality education and training opportunities possible to our learners and Industry in Kerry. The Strategic Goals outlined in the Kerry ETB 2018-2022 Strategy will act as a road map for the ongoing transformation of the Further Education and Training provision within Kerry. Kerry ETB has several projects in development for new apprenticeships and courses including the upgrading of facilities countywide. I look forward to working with our team in Kerry ETB in the implementation of this Strategic plan“
 
The Kerry ETB Director of Organisation Support & Development, Ms Maria Brennan stated:  “This Strategy Statement was developed following an extensive consultation process with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  The nine goals which will plot our course over the next five years are the product of numerous workshops, interviews and questionnaires.  A planning and monitoring process will be put in place to evaluate the effectiveness of the Strategy and ensure realisation of our goals. I look forward to the full implementation of the strategy and ensuring the continued development of Kerry ETB as a leader in Education and Training provision in Kerry”.
 
ENDS
 
For further information, please contact Marion O Toole at motoole@kerryetb.ie or 066 7121488

Minister Launches Kerry ETB’s Education And Training Strategy 2018-2022

March 9, 2018 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

MR Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport launched the Kerry Education and Training Board’s Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre on Friday morning. Kerry ETB was established on July 1st 2013 and the development […]

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Miriam Sinani with a feathered friend  at the Kerry College Of Further Education open day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Check Out KCFE Courses At Open Day

March 9, 2018 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry College of Further Education Open Day on Thursday was a resounding success with an attendance of over 850 guests on the day. People flocked from all over Kerry, West Limerick and beyond seeking an opportunity to view the college and speak with Programme Co-ordinators about the ever […]

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Well Known People Contribute To New Book In Aid Of KCSG

Well Known People Contribute To New Book In Aid Of KCSG

March 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW book containing contributions from famous people is in the shops now with proceeds from sales going to Kerry Cancer Support Group. Football legend Mick O’Dwyer, cyclist Sean Kelly, television personalities Mike Murphy and Oliver Callan all contribute while there is original poetry from our poet laureate Paula Meehan, […]

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Karen Hughes, Cathy McKeefry, and Elma Griffin at the Kerry Businesswomen's Network event at The Brehon Hotel on Thursday. Photo: Tara Donoghue Photography

PHOTOS: Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 9, 2018 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE speakers from all over Ireland were present at this year’s International Women’s Day event, in The Brehon Hotel Killarney on Thursday, organised by the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network. The event was MD’d by Fiona Stack, General Manager of Radio Kerry and there was a large crowd in attendance for the […]

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Bryan Costello gives his winning speech with the late Leo Griffin on the right. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

PHOTOS: Flashback To 2007 When CBS The Green Last Lifted The Corn Uí Mhuirí

March 9, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S a huge day tomorrow for Tralee CBS as they will aim to bring the coveted Corn Uí Mhuirí back to The Green on Saturday. They take on Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Munster Schools “A”  Senior Football Final at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney at 1 pm and it should be a […]

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Michael To Cycle The Ring For Enable Ireland And As A Tribute To Friend

Michael To Cycle The Ring For Enable Ireland And As A Tribute To Friend

March 9, 2018 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are thousands of stories behind why people get on their bikes in July and take part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Michael Healy’s is just one. The 63 year old from Tralee, who works in Dan Healy’s Butchers at St Brendan’s Park, will take part in his fourth cycle […]

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Five Things To Do This Weekend

Five Things To Do This Weekend

March 9, 2018 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

It’s the weekend before the St Patrick’s festivities but there’s still a lot to do in Tralee and beyond… Friday 1. Opera comes to town…   Irish National Opera brings Thomas Adés darkly comic opera, Powder Her Face to Siamsa Tíre. The work has been hailed as “a modern classic” by […]

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