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TRAINING POTENTIAL OF NEW MONAGHAN INSTITUTE CAN REVITALISE LOCAL ECONOMY

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15 Mar 2013 Comments Off on TRAINING POTENTIAL OF NEW MONAGHAN INSTITUTE CAN REVITALISE LOCAL ECONOMY
TRAINING POTENTIAL OF NEW MONAGHAN INSTITUTE CAN REVITALISE  LOCAL ECONOMY

A strong conviction was articulated at Monday’s meeting of Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee that the new Monaghan Institute development now active on the Knockaconny campus could play a pivotal role in the revitalisation of the local economy by meeting the training needs of existing and new industry and enterprise. The argument – which crystallised in a proposal to invite leading officials of the IDA and Enterprise Ireland to discuss how the facility could assist economic development in the area – was given momentum by a tour of the ...

NEW VEC CHAIRPERSON LOOKS AHEAD TO ERA OF EDUCATION CHANGE

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18 Jan 2013 Comments Off on NEW VEC CHAIRPERSON LOOKS AHEAD TO ERA OF EDUCATION CHANGE
NEW VEC CHAIRPERSON LOOKS AHEAD TO ERA OF EDUCATION CHANGE

The challenges and opportunities presented by a period of radical change in the education system were looked forward to by teachers’ union representative Joe McGrath when he was elected the new Chairperson of Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee on Monday. Mr McGrath, who was outgoing Vice-Chairperson of the body, pledged to work with his colleagues to make the transition to the new Monaghan/Cavan Education and Training Board structure a success and to assist in the successful coming into being later this month of the VEC’s new Education Campus project at Knockaconny. ...

VEC MEMBERS GO WITH THE FLOW AT BEECH HILL COLLEGE

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17 Feb 2012 Comments Off on VEC MEMBERS GO WITH THE FLOW AT BEECH HILL COLLEGE
VEC MEMBERS GO WITH THE FLOW AT BEECH HILL COLLEGE

Current affairs of a different sense were engaged in by the members of Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee when they were given a tour of new classroom developments at Beech Hill College in Monaghan Town on Monday last. Our picture by Rory Geary shows Committee member Teresa Carolan volunteering to be the subject in the well-known static electricity experiment supervised by Physics and Science teacher Oonagh Cusack. Fellow VEC representatives Paul Flynn, James Cunningham, Martha Williamson Hunter, Anna Rooney, P J O’Hanlon, Joe McGrath and John O’Brien ...

NEW STRUCTURES NEED MORE REPRESENTATION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS SAYS VEC

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18 Nov 2011 Comments Off on NEW STRUCTURES NEED MORE REPRESENTATION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS SAYS VEC

More representation for parents and teachers in the new structures of vocational education are needed, even if this is at the expense of the representation afforded to local public representatives. This was one of the views put forward by Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee on Monday when they received a briefing on the new legislation under which the country’s 33 existing VECs will be replaced by 16 Education and Training Boards, one of which will be based in Co Monaghan and cover the Cavan/Monaghan area. Fine Gael public ...

Education Campus Project clears final planning hurdle

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18 Mar 2011 Comments Off on Education Campus Project clears final planning hurdle
Education Campus Project clears final  planning hurdle

Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee’s major education campus development at the former Monaghan Military Barracks site at Knockaconny has now received full planning permission approval, Chief Executive Officer Martin O’Brien told Monday’s meeting of the VEC in Monaghan Town. Welcoming the development, the CEO described it as a fantastic step forward in the delivery of the project. He said that now they had full planning permission, the Committee could set about issuing tender documentation. Mr O’Brien noted that there had been a lot of interaction with various ...

VEC MEMBERS SERIOUSLY CONCERNED OVER PROPOSED BUS ÉIREANN TAKE-OVER OF SCHOOL TRANSPORT SYSTEM

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14 Jan 2011 Comments Off on VEC MEMBERS SERIOUSLY CONCERNED OVER PROPOSED BUS ÉIREANN TAKE-OVER OF SCHOOL TRANSPORT SYSTEM
VEC MEMBERS SERIOUSLY CONCERNED OVER PROPOSED BUS ÉIREANN TAKE-OVER OF SCHOOL TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Members of Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee expressed serious concern on Monday over changes announced during the recent Budget in the school transport system, in particular proposals to give Bus Éireann full responsibility for the operation of the system, including responsibility for the administration of transport eligibility and grants. A document circulated to the members outlining the Budget’s implications for the education sector stated that, from the 2012/13 school year, Bus Éireann would have full responsibility for the operation of the school transport system including responsibility for processing all ...

If it ain’t broke…

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15 Oct 2010 Comments Off on If it ain’t broke…

It would be difficult to identify a more efficiently functioning and effective mechanism of public sector administration in our locality than that operated by Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee.  Evidence of its excellence in the delivery of services is readily available in communities where its schools and centres are located, and is reflected in the proceedings of its monthly public meetings which are reported regularly in our news columns. Tuesday’s announcement that the Monaghan Committee is to be amalgamated with that of Cavan as part of a stringent rationalisation programme unveiled ...

Amalgamation of Monaghan and Cavan VECs Proposed

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15 Oct 2010 Comments Off on Amalgamation of Monaghan and Cavan VECs Proposed

Co Monaghan Vocational Education Committee is to be amalgamated with Cavan VEC under proposals agreed by the Government on Tuesday. The amalgamation will come about as a result of plans to reduce the number of VECs in the country from 33 to 16. The proposals were agreed at a Cabinet meeting and subsequently announced by Tanaiste and Minister for Education Mary Coughlan, who forecast that the revised structures would leave VECs “stronger and better placed to provide support services.”  The Minister also expressed the view that VEC schools would benefit from the ...