Institute of Technology presents Cooperation Agreement Parchment to local further education training providers


Institute of Technology Carlow recently hosted a ceremony to officially present Cooperation Agreement Parchments to representatives from 27 further education training providers.

Over the past five years, Institute of Technology Carlow has formalised links with a number of colleges of further education. The recent presentation ceremony reinforced Institute of Technology Carlow’s Further Education Progression Pathways which was established to provide greater access to Higher Education for students who successfully complete FET/QQI courses.

Building on the essential role further education plays in preparing learners for employment, and recognising its contribution to the Action Plan for Jobs and Ireland’s National Skills Strategy, these “progression pathways” provide enhanced opportunity to graduates of local further education providers.

Speaking at the event, David Denieffe, Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Institute of Technology Carlow said, “Institute of Technology Carlow is delighted to acknowledge, with our partners in Further Education, the links we have developed over the past three years. The Institute now links to over 40 Further Education organisations including Education and Training Boards and public and private providers. These links provide those studying in Further Education with progression pathways to Higher Education and support those learners in that transition. We look forward to continuing to support and develop these important partnerships”.

Dr. Mulcahy, President of Institute of Technology Carlow, presided over the ceremony and made the presentation to more than 27 further education training provider. She is pictured with representatives from each provider.