Introductory Information on Vocational Education and Training in Ireland

The history of Ireland’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) can be traced back to the development of Irish technical education from the first Mechanics’ Institute in Dublin in 1824, to the first Technical School (Kevin St.) in 1887, the Vocational Schools of the 1930s and the Community Colleges of the 1980s.

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