The availability of a skilled workforce can typically be correlated to the level of education within that workforce. Mitchelstown has excellent educational facilities with two primary schools and 4 secondary schools in the town. There is also the OZNAM centre which run computer courses many of which are QQI accreddited. Third level institutions are located within a 50 to 75 minute drive at Cork, Limerick, Thurles and Clonmel.
Ballyhoura Development Ltd
Ballyhoura Development is a not for profit organisation funded by the Government and the EU, it is a one stop shop for employment, education, training and enterprise support. Their out reach office is based on Baldwin in Mitchelstown. They offer a number of part time and full time training courses locally. This is a free and confidential service. Tel: 025-85213
CBS Primary (025) 24505 Principal: Mary O Callaghan
Presentation Primary (025) 24264 Principal: Karen Hayes
St. Fanahan’s (025) 24314
CBS Secondary (025) 24104
Presentation Secondary (025) 24394
St. Fanahan’s also run PLC Full time courses
The Ozanam Centre (025) 85733 is a registered QQI centre and runs computer courses.
This voluntary organistion was set up to reach people with difficulties in reading. A voluntary organisation, it has been present for the last fourteen years, servicing Mitchelstown and the surrounding areas. The students usually come to the home of their personal tutor, and are usually with the organisation for approximately 18 months.