WYTEC was founded in 1984. A group of Waterford City people from a range of backgrounds approached the local Youth Employment Agency with a proposal to establish a community training workshop to cater for the needs of identified disadvantaged young people in the Waterford area.

From an initial intake of thirty that community workshop has now grown into an 86 place centre. By 2016, the renamed workshop, now WYTEC, has seen over 2,900 young people successfully
pass through its training and education programmes.


Shannen Brazil Age 22

Certification achieved at levels 3 and 4.

Currently Job Seeking

– “WYTEC was great, I finally feel like myself. I’m ready now to go to work.”




Nicky Mylett

Age 20 years

Certification achieved at levels 4 and 5.

Currently working Spar Ballybeg, Waterford (Deli and Counter Assistant).





Dean Dunphy

Age 21

Certification achieved at levels 3 and 4

Currently employed Billy Murphy’s Butcher, Lisduggan Shopping Centre, Waterford (Butcher).






Jill Brown

Age 20

Certification achieved at levels 4 and 5

Currently employed Peter Mark Salon, City Square, Waterford (Hairdresser).





Waterford Youth Training and Education Centre (WYTEC)
Ballinaneashagh Cork Road Waterford X91NF79
Matt Doran 051-873358