Kerry College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) Admissions Office was officially opened on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 by An Cathaoirleach of Kerry ETB and Mayor of Tralee Cllr. Jim Finucane.
The official opening marks further progress with the establishment of Kerry College, an integrated college of further education and training. The Admissions Office is located on Denny Street and provides information and assistance for students/learners, parents/guardians regarding further education and training opportunities at the Kerry College’s campuses in – Clash Road, Denny Street, Monavalley and Listowel.
In September 2019, Kerry College was established and the college integrates the provision previously provided at KCFE, North Kerry College and the Kerry ETB Training Centre. The courses on offer include courses for employment, progression and apprenticeships and with the ever-increasing focus on further education and training as a key sector, the opening of this new office is very timely. The Admissions Office is a key access point for those wishing to access further education and training, providing information on courses, applications process, income supports etc. The courses on offer are certified at national level (QQI Level 5 and 6).
The new Kerry College website www.kerrycollege.ie launched recently provides an overview of Kerry College, its four campuses and courses on offer.
The CEO of Kerry ETB, Mr. Colm McEvoy said, “In establishing Kerry College of Further Education and Training, Kerry ETB is giving real effect to the integration of further education and training at local level. Kerry College is a single entity with a number of campus locations offering a diverse range of courses where the focus is on quality of provision. The opening of this office is a very significant milestone and important in establishing Kerry College as the College of first choice of further education and training for students/learners”.
Acting Director of Further Education and Training, Mr. Stephen Goulding stated. “Kerry ETB is delighted with the opening of this new Admissions Office in Tralee town centre. Kerry ETB hopes this new development will facilitate the growing number of people who wish to study at Kerry College”.
An Cathaoirleach and Mayor of Tralee, Cllr. Jim Finucane said that he was “delighted that Kerry ETB were opening another office in Denny Street. Having the Kerry College Admissions Office in the town centre was a good choice and was a welcome development for Tralee Town. He also commended Kerry ETB for their vision in education and training and their support to the learners of Kerry to ensure that they have access to further education and training opportunities locally.”