Education and Training Boards (ETBs) were established on 1 July 2013 and they are constituted from the former VECs and FÁS Training Centres. ETBI was also established on 1 July 2013.
The Principal Object of ETBI is to promote the development of education, training and youthwork in Ireland. ETBI therefore:
represents, negotiates and advocates on behalf of member ETBs
consults and negotiates at national level on behalf of ETB members with Government Departments, Trade Unions and with a range of other relevant bodies and authorities
promotes the development and implementation of appropriate education and training policies, procedures and guidance for member ETB
conducts research, devises and delivers education and training programmes targeted at the general ETB membership