Blanchardstown CTC was established in 2010. The centre is a DDLETB (Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board)  funded 40 place centre and commenced operation in March 2010, following a number of years of active negotiations with FÁS.

Blanchardstown Community Training Centre (BCTC) provides Vocational Preparation and Life Skills Training to meet the needs of early school leavers and local young people. This then supports them to meet their full potential. The programme gives the opportunity to learn new skills and acquire the knowledge and experience necessary for progression into employment, further training or continued education. It aims to provide integrated advice, guidance and access to personal development opportunities so helping young people make a smooth transition to adulthood and working life.

Delivered through 100% funding from DDLETB with a separate voluntary Board of Directors, the service is managed by a manager and a team of dedicated professionals.

Blanchardstown CTC is a registered company limited by guarantee. The voluntary Board of Directors is made up from the local community, service users and the statutory sector. They are responsible for the management and delivery of the service through a manager who has day-to-day responsibility and a team of staff who deliver courses and support the running of the centre. The team is made up of a Manager, Administrator and four full time Instructors.

BCTC is a registered charity (CHY number: 20000) and it is a non-profit organisation. The company registration number is 447922 and the memorandum is available at www.cro.ie

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