Thurles Community Training Centre is co-funded by the Irish Government, the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative as part of the ESF Programme for Employability Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Our Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Centre to provide a safe and supportive environment where our participants can learn, train, plan, work, acquire basic skills, make decisions and develop their full potential. It is our aim to contribute to this in an holistic manner, while in an environment of mutual respect which will also enhance the development of the staff and stakeholders.


"When I finished school I was unsure of my future. Taking the placement at the Community Training Centre gave me an opportunity to develop a career plan. I feel that the centre offered a very supportive environment. There was no pressure to focus on a specific career plan. There was time to develop and mature and thus arrive at a career plan in Business that has been really satisfactory for me.”
John Mulcaire
Former Student
"They not only showed me the skills and tools I needed, my exposure to the kind, committed, and dedicated staff, taught me to be confident in my abilities, which has enabled me to progress my studies, and accomplished a B. A. (Honours) Level 8 Degree at Waterford Institute Of Technology"
Hannah Doyle
Former Student
"When I was in school I realised it wasn’t for me. I left early and went to the centre where I learned some life skills and it gave me more time to decide what it was I wanted to do. All the staff where great fun and I have great memories from my time there."
Carmel Fitzgibbon
Former Student

Client Group

Our Client group is largely from the local area surrounding Thurles – we accept applications from both male and female between the ages of 16 and 21 that meet our entry requirements.

Role of Thurles CTC

The Centre is seen as providing a service which complements those put in place by the statutory agencies in terms of primary, secondary and third-level education.

We Are Here
Thurles Community Training Centre,
Cabra road,
E41 Y6V0
Working Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – 4:00
Friday: 9:00 – 2:00
Phone: 0504 21592