Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board, Further Education and Training is committed to delivering an extensive range of training courses to its learners. LWETB offers full-time, part-time, and blended learning courses along with a comprehensive suite of fully online programmes. These programmes range across many sectors including information communication technology, social media, health care, construction, engineering, health and beauty, and software development.
LWETB ensures programmes meet current industry standards by working with industry leaders to develop and update programmes to meet market needs. Its programmes are developed in line with local and national needs and often in conjunction with industry collaboration, resulting in highly desired job ready skills on completion.
All courses lead to qualifications ranging from Level 2 to Level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework, or third party professional certification. While the exam process is well embedded on the training courses, the key focus of the courses is the opportunity to attain worker competence in a replicated work environment.
Providing current market led training provisions is integral to the growth and development of a thriving economy. Training learners to enter the workforce with work ready skills is imperative in promoting a highly skilled and educated workforce dedicated to lifelong learning.
LWETB’s FET provision is currently embarking on multiple new projects and training opportunities to ensure training offered is training desired by industry. With this it aims to deliver on its goals of providing state of the art training for all learners. It also has multiple exciting traineeships in the works, with market leading companies closely supporting these endeavours. The recent advancements in advanced manufacturing have created huge interest in the sector, leading to new traineeship offerings in this area along with significant investment in new equipment including Haas automation CNC milling and turning equipment with five axes and dual live head mill turn capabilities. Highly advanced and modern training equipment such as this is enabling LWETB to provide market leading training to all learners.