Community Education

Our approach to learning in Co. Cork Adult Education Service comprises both the formal and the informal. Traditionally, the Irish education system has produced passive listeners rather than critical thinkers. Our own ethos here is for inclusive, participative learning where the learner is active. We hope that such learning will give rise to a more meaningful experience for both the learner and the tutor. We focus on the individual. We are flexible. The true value of the VEC brand and its products are rarely fully understood and appreciated. We provide a wonderful opportunity of second chance and adult education in the community. We lay down a platform that tends to be very successful for those going through the system.

Our Service will accompany its learners through each stage of development. We monitor the needs of individuals and communities in endeavouring to create a more inclusive society. Community learning can also be outside the formal education sector and not seek certification. It aims to enhance learning and empower people who will contribute to society. It is a distinctive element of the adult education sector in Ireland and has the capacity to reach marginalized people in disadvantaged communities. The reality is that we are a major player in the market. It is in these times of difficulty and uncertainty that the need for our Service is highlighted.

North Cork:
Contact: Ger Canning
Telephone: (025) 42945
Mobile: 086 838 9423
Email: gercanning2007@eircom.net
West Cork:
Contact: Ger Canning
Telephone: 028 21537
Mobile: 086 838 9423
Email: sutherlandctr@wcaded.ie
East Cork and Harbour:
Contact: Nuala Glanton
Telephone: 021-4665077
Mobile: 087 9879942
Email: nglanton@cocorkvec.ie
Community Education Facilitator:
Contact: Lena Cronin
Telephone: 021-4665006
Mobile: 087-1771683
Email: lcronin@cocorkvec.ie
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