CTEC Wexford | Community Training & Education Centre

CTEC Training for Business & the Community

Established in January 2003, The Community Training & Education Centre (CTEC) is a not-for-profit community organisation providing training for all sectors of society – employed and unemployed. Our training is delivered from an adult education philosophy and every effort is made to ensure that our courses provide learners with a positive and enjoyable experience which encourages them to engage in “Lifelong Learning”.

CTEC provides training for those seeking employment, participants on Community Employment (CE) and TUS schemes and those who are employed but who wish to enhance their skills base. In addition, we provide tailor-made training to suit the needs of individuals and/or groups and on-site business training. CTEC is a registered charity – CHY 18167

Mission Statement

“To develop and deliver training programmes in response to the training and educational needs of our customers in line with the ethos and principles of adult and community education.”

Aim & Objectives

To provide equality of access to training programmes for those who cannot avail of programmes currently provided by other agencies, and to ensure that the training is of the highest quality at all times.

  • To provide training programmes of the highest quality for those who are educationally disadvantaged

  • To ensure equality of access to all CTEC training programmes

  • To support potential course participants to source funding from various agencies set up to assist in further education and training

  • To deliver training from an adult and community education perspective in a friendly, non-threatening atmosphere

  • To provide students with a positive learning experience which will encourage them to continue in the process of lifelong learning

  • To allow participants learn at their own pace and to respect the skills, strengths and diversity of talents which students present

  • To allow participants learn at their own pace and to respect the skills, strengths and diversity of talents which students present

  • To work in close liaison with local employers and other adult and further education training providers to ensure progression routes for participants from all our training programmes.

CTEC Voluntary Board of Management

The role of the Board of Management is to advise and support the CTEC Management Team, to approve CTEC learning initiatives and services and to ensure that the organisation is run with due care and attention, complying with all relevant legislation.

  • Ann Slavin  – Chairperson and Manager VTOS Wexford

  • Alderman Ted Howlin  – Secretary

  • Michael Cash – Board Member and WWetb

  • Lindsey Malone – Board Member and Manager, Faculty of Lifelong Learning, Institute of Technology Carlow

  • Madeleine Quirke – Board Member and past CEO of Wexford Chamber

  • Deirdre Power, Board Member and CEO Wexford County Childcare Committee

  • Edmond Walsh – Board Member and Manager, Claim Management Services Loss Assessors.



Patricia Howlin, B. Ed. (Hons) I.T., B. Mus.(Hons), PGCE,
Patricia Howlin, B. Ed. (Hons) I.T., B. Mus.(Hons), PGCE, Manager
Patricia started in the formal education sector teaching Music and IT at second level before moving to the Adult Education sector. She started CTEC in 1995 and has managed the strategic development of CTEC into the dynamic training organisation which now exists.
Patricia is responsible for the day to day management of CTEC including securing funding from various national and EU funding sources and for staff recruitment, financial monitoring and reporting for the organisation to various stakeholders.
Rachel Tucker, MEd, JEB Dip,
Rachel Tucker, MEd, JEB Dip, Training Manager
Rachel holds a Masters in Education as well as qualifications in ICT and Business. With over 20 years teaching experience she is responsible for course development and scheduling, monitoring the assessment process and overseeing Quality Assurance at CTEC.
She also teaches ICT and Business programmes and manages the CTEC website and social media platforms. She is a co-founder of CTEC as an independent organisation (2003).
Jane Roche
Jane RocheAdministrator
Jane holds a QQI National Certificate in Business Administration and has been CTEC’s Administrator for 12 years.
She supports the management team in the day to day running of the training centre, is responsible for course bookings and assists learners undertaking training programmes at CTEC.

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