More than 70 learners who have attended classes with Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board (LWETB) at their two centres in Mullingar (Marlinstown Business Park and O’Growney Drive) received their certificates at a graduation ceremony

Employer Testimonials

LWETB offers a range of accredited training courses to employers across a variety of sectors to enhance and develop the skillset of their employees. These highly subsidised (often free) courses are available online and in-centre with a combination of taught and self-directed programmes. See below feedback from companies that have worked with our Enterprise Engagement Team.​

Companies often focus entirely on their immediate skills needs. However, understanding the company’s future skills needs is essential to that company remaining competitive and relevant in today’s rapidly changing landscape – it is critical to futureproof the business as well as the jobs within that business. Upskilled staff ensure the continued performance of a company and have a higher job satisfaction with their growing skillset… Staff loyalty is difficult to build and losing good staff is something companies cannot afford to do.

Mark Atterbury

Regional Development Executive, Midlands & Mid-East, Enterprise Ireland

TEG is a local company, employing locals from Westmeath and Longford. Some of our best staff members joined TEG after completing training with LWETB. We always appreciated the flexibility of the training programmes, some of which were designed specifically for our needs.

We have been able to get excellent staff, well trained and committed to work through LWETB. We look forward to continuing this relationship in the future as the company expands. I strongly encourage other companies to engage with LWETB.

I also encourage individuals, of whatever age, to use the training opportunities offered by LWETB for training or retraining. Opportunities exist with good companies for people who are motivated to learn something new and experience a new or different work environment.

John Hunt

MD, TEG, Mullingar

TMC Fabrications have collaborated with Athlone Training Centre for many years. This includes TMC facilitating work experience trainees, employing their graduates and TMC staff receiving further training with ATC. We have always found the instructors to be very approachable and experienced in their particular fields, delivering top class training with excellent facilities. Any trainees that have come through their training programs were very well tutored and always had a positive experience with them.

Thomas Mc Cormack

Owner, TMC Fabrications Ltd, Moate

LWETB has been a valuable partner in the skills development and learning journey of our people. The diverse range of courses on offer has enabled us to up skill our people at various levels across our departments. The level of service and guidance provided to both DPD management and our people has been very professional and to a high standard.

Avril Browne

Training Manager, DPD Ireland

We needed some bespoke Welding training for our technicians and struggled to find anyone who could accommodate our needs. We contacted Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board and they didn’t hesitate to create the required training to meet our needs. The tutors and facilities are excellent and we would highly recommend them, and will be using them again in the future.

Colm Quinn



We are dedicated to working with employers to provide flexible, high-quality and free education and training courses, facilitating upskilling and reskilling opportunities for employees in the Longford and Westmeath areas. We also work with companies on bespoke and tailored training solutions for their individual needs. For enquiries please contact us by email or phone.

LWETB, College of Further Education and Training, Garrycastle Campus, Garrycastle, Athlone, Co. Westmeath N37 X985