Clonmel Learners on Eramus Trip May 2022




IACTO Strategic Statement 2020 to 2022

IACTO STRATEGIC Statement 2020 – 2022 11 12 20 final updated


Clonmel CTC News

Graduation Day

Coby Burke

Generation Apprenticeship Entry

Discovery CTC have 3 entries into the Generation apprenticeship competition open to Senior schools Youthreaches and CTCs.  Have a look at the links below:





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“Great day yesterday with the Advocates Network in DES with Minister Joe McHugh TD opening the event with some great stories from his days in Youthreach Donegal, our very own Chairperson Guss O’Connell also got a mention by Minister McHugh”




“Great to see our CTCs still involved with The Healthy Eating Awards (Happy Heart), well done to everyone involved”



IACTO Information Forum Q3 – 24th September 2019


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Zeminar 2019

IACTO stand at Zeminar which will take place 8th 9th & 10th October 2019.  Three CTCs are taking part, Mullingar, Blanchardstown and Liberties CTC.

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Chairs Note Q3 IACTO 2019


Sound advice for parents
Cork CYPSC has developed and launched a series of attractive and helpful information leaflets for parents providing practical advice on a range of topics including expressing feelings, adapting to change and staying internet safe.Click here to download the information leaflets.


Seen and heard; voices of homelessness 
‘Many Hearts, No Homes – Voices from the front line of Homelessness’ is an important piece of research that explores and promotes understanding of the needs and priorities of families experiencing homelessness within the South Dublin area.Click here to read more.


Changing social attitudes to trans people
Waterford CYPSC and Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) are working together to promote transgender awareness in schools. Their recent seminar focused on promoting inclusion and the development of a supportive environment within the education sectorClick here to read more.


Providing advantage gets families to school
A simple but effective pilot school transport initiative in County Meath has achieved impressive results.  Sustained funding is required to ensure students continue to get to school on time and stay connected in school and in afterschool activities.Click here to read more.


Emotive & challenging child-to-parent violence 
Training to support responses to child-to-parent violence and abuse aims to empower and support parents and carers in preventing and responding to violent and controlling behaviour of children and teenagers.  Louth CYPSC hosted multi-agency training on the Non-Violent Resistance model (NVR); the first in the county.Click here to read more.


Dublin City North charting progress
“Over 200 interagency stakeholders were involved in CYPSC actions, and an estimated 5,000 children and young people benefited from CYPSC initiatives”; is one of the messages shared at Dublin City North CYPSC’s gathering to reflect on implementation of year 1 of their Children and Young People’s Plan.Click here to read more.


Pathways of progression for youth in Kerry 
Clear information is needed for parents and young people with additional support needs including, disability and learning difference, in order to assist them to progress to the most appropriate training and education opportunities.  Kerry’s Progressive Pathways Fair aimed to do just that.Click here to read more.


Ingredients for Collaboration 
Monaghan CYPSC and Sub-group members  immersed themselves in a one-day workshop to imagine and realise what makes for good collaborative working. Its about creating authentic visions and strategies for addressing the shared concerns.Click here to read more.


CYPSC Making the Connections


New GAISCE – CYPSC Partnership
Gaisce, The President’s Award and Children and Young People’s Services Committees held a workshop together in April to discuss creating a partnership to realise 18-24 year old membership on all CYPSC.  The foundations of a collaboration have been laid.  A number of CYPSC areas will be selected to test implementation.Click here for more information.
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IACTO Training & Development Calendar Q3 2019

IACTO CPD Calendar 2019 Q3


Further to our recent attendance at the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) forum in The Clock Tower DES, we circulated a link on the DES website to the ‘DES/Indecon’ Report of the Independent Review of Career Guidance Tools and Information.

In addition IACTO also welcomes news of the  SOLAS’ Apprenticeship Jobs Portal –  Development of this Portal by SOLAS will allow individuals search for an Apprenticeship in their locality, while facilitating Employers to post information regarding their hosting of apprentices for training. The Portal is a significant development toward meeting the Indecon Review of Career Guidance recommendations regarding enhancing ‘Enterprise Engagement’ and is also of significance in the context of the recommendation regarding the development of a ‘national careers portal’.


IACTO Information Forum 30th March 2019

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One of our founding IACTO Board members (George Flynn pictured on the left with our Chairperson Guss O’Connell) retired this week from the Board of IACTO.  We took the opportunity at our 2019 AGM to say a huge heartfelt ‘Thank You’ as we wished George the very best with his future plans, and 3rd career stage a.k.a. ‘passing the torch’.

We will miss his wit, wisdom, friendship, good counsel and complete learner centred focus in all that he did and will continue to do for learners in the D10 area for another while we hope.


IACTO Business Plan 2019

IACTO Business Plan 2019

“A huge well done to some of our wonderful CTC Board members, GMs and Staff who participated in the first CTC ‘TEL pilot’ in partnership with An Cosán Virtual Community College (VCC).  It was a lovely ceremony held in the beautiful surrounds of St Catherine’s Church on Thomas St. in Dublin.  May you all continue your lifelong learning journey and inspire CTC colleagues and learners alike on theirs”

IACTO Training & Development Calendar for Q1 2019

IACTO Training Calendar 2019 Q1 & 2 v3

Chairpersons Brief Q1 2019

Chairs Note Q1

What is counselling?

Counselling- therapists, psychoterapists- what is it all about? This short film that illustrates what counselling is, how it works & how it can help a person…

Thanks to the Well Being Team at Limerick Youth Services for creating this video.



Mr Tim Collins, CEO, Irish Heart Foundation and Jacqui Kearns, Kylemore CTC who achieved the Bronze Healthy Eating Award

IACTO congratulate Kylemore CTC – Staff & Learners for the Active Work Award for improving employee heart health through physical activity

& the Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award promoting healthy choices


A big well done to Kylemore CTC learners who won the ‘Impossible Challenge‘ recently.

Kylemore CTC were runners up in a recent D10 Football Tournament organised by the Life Centre.  One of our learners received the “Fair Play Award”   for behaviour and respect for the game.

Well done to all !!!


Chairpersons Brief

IACTO Q3 Update 2018

IACTO Q2 Update 2018

DES Letter 30 05 18

Evaluation of the National Youthreach Programme

IACTO Leaflet 2018

Training & Development Calendar Q2 & Q3

IACTO Training Calendar 2018 Q2 and 3


CTC Chairpersons re regional briefings

Chairs letter 29 03 18

Agenda 14 04 18


IACTO Training & Development Calendar 2018

IACTO Training Calendar Q1& 2 2018


Congratulations to North Wall CTC

North Wall CTC & KPMG win Dublin Docklands Business Forum for 2016

GET CENTS is a financial literacy programme unique to North Wall CTC & KPMG, it has been running since 2009 with over 300 learners certified

Award was presented in the Gibson Hotel Dublin

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Left to rgt: Trevor Moore (GM), Karina Howley (CSR Manager KPMG) & Tony O’Dwyer (Chairperson)  Fr Rgt: Trevor Moore (GM North Wall) &  Tony O’Dwyer (Chairperson North  Wall CTC)

Blanchardstown CTC “Best Blogging Group” Second year in a row.

The digital Media group from Blanchardstown CTC, has won the award for “Best Blogging Group” yet again this year at the X-Hale Youth Awards at the Light House Cinema last Thursday.
Well done to the Digital Media Group on your achievement!

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 “National Career Skills Competition 2016 Aware Ceremony”

High Commended Adult Leaner, Sadbh McCoy & Tutor Rory McEvitt, Kylemore Community Community Training Centre

Kylemore Aware