Deering Delighted with announcement that new VEC headquarters will be located in Carlow.

4th October, 2011


Carlow Fine Gael TD Pat Deering has welcomed todays announcement that the headquarter location for the newly merged Vocational Education Committee for Carlow and Kilkenny will be located in Carlow Town.


This follows the Governments decision last June to reduce the number of VEC’s from 33 to 16. The new VEC configuration allied to changes in the structures for delivery of further education and training comprises an overall blueprint for change that will bring about an exciting and dynamic future for the sector with an enhanced role in delivering both further education and training,”  Minister Ruari Quinn said today..


“This is good news for Carlow” Pat Deering said. ” I lobbied the Minister for Education & Skills Mr Ruairi Quinn on the basis that the VEC in Carlow actually own their own premises and it makes more economical sense to locate here than to continue renting a premises elsewhere. I’m glad the Minister took my concerns on board and I’m delighted that the headquarters will be in Carlow”