Vision, Mission & Values

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Cork ETB is a driving force of education and training in Cork, providing high quality services which are innovative, responsive and inclusive. Through Cork ETB there is a pathway for every learner.


Cork ETB plans, provides, supports and co-ordinates education, training and youth services in Cork to empower our learners and communities to reach their potential by incorporating leading national and international practice in the delivery of learning.

Guiding Principles

Cork ETB will always act in the best interests of learners. The following principles underpin our strategic thinking, planning, decision making and our everyday actions as we strive to deliver our services:

  • Prioritising the needs of learners
  • Being customer focused
  • Acting with professional integrity
  • Doing the right thing
  • Treating people with dignity and respect
  • Being fair, open and accountable
  • Ensuring value for money
  • Operating to the highest ethical, professional, moral and legal standards.


BraveWe put our learners needs first and are not afraid to make the hard decisions required to deliver the best possible service.

CommittedWe have a clear vision and purpose with which we are fully engaged and on which we are determined to deliver.

PositiveWe are optimistic and confident about our opportunities and challenges and believe we can make a positive difference to the lives of the people we serve.

LeadingWe expect our people to be leaders – to have a clear vision, take the initiative, and to inspire and motivate learners and colleagues through their example.

InnovativeWe are focused on constant improvement and being at the forefront of change and innovation in education and training.

CaringWe adopt an inclusive and respectful approach to our learners and staff and strive to ensure that each person using our services reaches his/her potential.

InclusiveWe recognise the diversity of our learners, staff and communities,and strive to actively support their differing needs, remove
barriers to engagement and promote a culture which fosters and appreciates this diversity.

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Government of Ireland
Co-Funded by the European Union
Solas Learning Works