Further Education and Training, Laois & Offaly Education and Training Board, Ireland
Tony Dalton has been the Director of FET in Laois and Offaly ETB since the establishment of the ETBs in 2013. He is responsible for the management of all FET Services and provision in Laois and Offaly. He serves as the Chair of the DFET/ETBI Quality Strategy Group and as such has overseen the development of new ELC provision, the implementation of the Statutory Review of ETBs with QQI, and the development and implementation of emergency Quality measures during the pandemic including remote teaching and learning. He represented LOETB as Project Lead in the pilot for the Outcomes Based Funding model with SOLAS that informed the development of the Strategic Performance Agreements across the FET sector, and is currently working with SOLAS to develop a new FET funding model. He is responsible for the National Construction Training Centre in Mount Lucas and is the lead in the programme development process for new NZEB and Retrofit programme development and provision. He is also supporting a number of Government Departments involved in the roll out of the Housing for All strategy. Currently, he is leading the LOETB response to the Just Transition process, the integration of all FET Services and the development of a single Quality system in Laois and Offaly. This strategy focuses on skills, pathways and inclusion and the provision of full and part-time options for learners at all levels, in line with the new National FET Strategy.