Collaborations and Stakeholder Relationships
Tipperary ETB (TETB) has strong working relationships with a diverse range of National and Local key and secondary stakeholders including Solas, QQI, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Local Authorities, Local Entreprise Boards, Voluntary Bodies, Community Training Centres, Local Training Initiatives, Specialist Training Providers, Contracted Trainers and many more. Further information on this is provided in the Executive Self Evaluation Report (ESER) in Section 8: Collaborations and Stakeholders Relationships.
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
QQI is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland.
TETB is working closely with QQI to explore and review the development of TETB’s QA infrastructure. In 2017 and early 2018, a series of dialogue meetings with took place with QQI. These discussions provided the opportunity for TETB to discuss matters relating to its own specific operating context in advance of submitting TETB’s quality improvment plan for 2018.
Continued dialogue with QQI is planned for mid 2019 as TETB review their progress of the 2018 Quality Improvement Plan and discuss their 2019 Quality Improvment Plan.
The FET Committee of TETB was established in April 2016 to support the work of the Director of Further Education and Training and her staff. Terms of Reference for the committee were determined by TETB, the acts of this committee are subject to confirmation by the Education and Training Board. TETB’s Further Education and Training Committee hold a minimum of 3 meetings per year. The representatives on the committee are from learners and other education parties eg Adult Learner representatives, Teagasc, DSP, the Community and Voluntary Sector, Limerick Institute of Technology and the Local Entreprise Office.