LWETB is committed to creating within its centres, a learning environment that allows learners to have a holistic learning experience, facilitating them to develop both personally and academically within each individual’s physical, social, cultural and intellectual needs.
LWETB’s commitment to learners is affirmed by developing policies and procedures that improve access and support to learners on their journey through further education and training.
LWETB believes that engagement with stakeholders and strengthening peer relationships with the broader education and training community is key to developing a quality assured range of services for our clients.
SOLAS, the statutory body responsible for the co-ordination and funding of training and further education programmes for the FET sector in Ireland agrees an annual Service Level Agreement (SLA) with LWETB. This SLA underpins a close working/symbiotic relationship between SOLAS departments and LWETB where specific performance targets and objectives are mutually agreed for the delivery of FET programmes throughout LWETB centres with learners central to all decision-making.
Other relationships are supported by Memoranda of Understanding with QQI, ETBI, Athlone Institute of Technology (co-operation agreement), Department of Education, and other awarding bodies, Department of Social Protection, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Teaching Council, CAO, Local Enterprise Offices, Libraries etc. LWETB is represented on a significant number of fora and organisations not limited to Leader Groups / Local Community Development Committees, Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan, Midlands Regional Skills Forum, County Childcare Committees, Family Resource Centres, Chambers of Commerce and Local Drugs Task Forces. Together there is collaboration to cater for local employment, educational and training needs.
Second provider relationships are developed through the contracted training provision undertaken on behalf of the training services with Community Training Centres, Local Training Initiatives, Department of Justice Workshops and the National Learning Network.