Waterford Youth Training and Education Centre (WYTEC) is in existence since 1984. In that time over 3,000 early school leavers in Waterford city and county have availed of our services. We are recognised and very much appreciated in the local community. We are based in a purpose-built facility in Ballinaneeshagh on the Cork Road (beside the Texaco Garage).
WYTEC differs from other service provision in Waterford in placing a strong emphasis on vocational training as well as educational programmes. It offers an alternative, achievable training and education path to those who prefer an alternative to the more formal mainstream educational spaces.
Learners are encouraged and challenged to try out new things, to participate in social and recreational programmes they previously might have shunned. Our learners tend to respond positively, to gain improved self-belief and confidence thereby accepting the challenge to work and study even harder to achieve their individual goals.
Our learners build friendships and trust with each other and with the caring team that is there to support them every step of the way. Each year, our learners achieve terrific results and set themselves up for a career doing something that they enjoy.
Programmes like Pathway to Employment and Catering provide viable and achievable opportunities for non-academically minded learners to pursue their dream of successful careers in many vocational areas.