14 June 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Further significant developments for education and training in Co Monaghan were confirmed at the final meeting of Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee on Monday.

VECs formally cease to function as statutory education authorities on July 1, the date set by Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn as the establishment day for the new Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board and the 15 other similar bodies that will replace the existing structures.

Aside from the reflection and looking forward appropriate to what Chairperson Joe McGrath described as an historic occasion (see separate story inside), members were told of three important future projects.

Monaghan Education Centre has secured the rollout of the new Junior Cycle Reform Programme, and will provide upskilling on a national basis for teachers in preparation for the revamp of the junior level curriculum.

It was also confirmed by Chief Executive Officer Martin G O’Brien that the new Cavan Monaghan Education Board had received novation for the functions of the former FAS training provision in …

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