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Established in 2000 IACTO is the national representative organisation for the voluntary Boards of Directors of Community Training Centres. We are a company limited by guarantee not having a share capital. The liability of the Directors is limited.

Nationally, IACTO supports local CTC boards in their employer function and represents Boards in collective negotiations with the Trade Unions, Solas , ETB’s and other relevant bodies. IACTO provides management services to promote and enhance the delivery of quality training outcomes for all of it’s members.

Individual CTC boards are responsible for the implementation of collective agreements, and are required to communicate with IACTO and Solas / ETB’s in relation to staffing issues in accordance with agreed procedures.

Our Structure

The board members of IACTO are elected by the membership at the AGM.

The Directors of IACTO (11) are voluntary board members of community training centres. Directors of IACTO are nominated by their individual centre and elected by the general membership at the annual general meeting. The Board works on behalf of CTC’s nationally. The Board normally holds 10 Board meeting per annum. The work of the Board is enhanced by a number of sub-committee’s who meet to develop specific areas or represent the organisation on outside bodies.

What We Do

Operating a shared services model IACTO provides strategic human resource and industrial relations supports to individual CTC’s as the need arises. Our services are flexible and responsive and we work closely with voluntary boards, Solas and ETB’s as well as trade union officials to resolve issues as close to source as possible. The IACTO Helpline responded to in excess of 5,000 calls in 2013 alone.

Supporting tools and required documentation are also provided by IACTO for it’s members examples of which include:-

  • Employee Handbook
  • Management Guidelines
  • Recruitment Packs which support the complete recruitment process from vacancy to hire
  • Garda Vetting Information Pack
  • Cyber Bullying Information Pack
  • Director / Board Member Governance Manual
  • Board Evaluation Toolkit

IACTO also provides organisation development and change management expertise and has worked with member CTC’s to ensure they can demonstrate their corporate governance compliance and continuous improvement by taking part in the Excellence in Corporate Governance initiative. The Excellence in Corporate Governance Health Check developed by IACTO as part of the initiative is the first of it’s kind within the community sector here in Ireland.

To further support the CTC board members and staff a number of key training programmes have been developed and delivered with some members having attended in 2013 and others attending in 2014. The 2 day programmes include:-

  • Employment Law
  • Child Protection & Welfare  (delivered to over 400 staff around the country to date)