Local Authority Staff receiving training from CTC as part of the LAPN Programme. Our training is always fun.The Clean Technology Centre has been actively involved in awareness raising and training since its inception.

Located in the Cork Institute of Technology, CTC is ideally positioned to develop and provide effective training to a wide range of target audiences. We can provide several experienced and energetic trainers, and many interesting and informative programmes, to cater for your resource efficiency training needs.


Training for Local Authority Personnel

Colum Gibson (CTC) leads a training session.CTC has developed a specific and focused accredited training programme to HETAC on waste prevention for local authority and public body personnel accredited by CIT. This is carried out as part of the CTC’s work on the Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN).

The programme is delivered through eight days of face to face tuition spread across several months, 60 hours of directed self-study and a workplace-based project. The tuition emphasises examples and relevant exercises. Extensive notes, case studies and reference material are provided to participants. Each course day is broken down into three blocks of 1.5 hours, including case studies and exercises. Four iterations have taken place and 42 personnel have been trained.

Further iterations of this course will take place in the future, contact Eileen O’Leary to enquire.


One day Training Workshops and Seminars

CTC faciliated energy related training as part of a European co-funded project, EINSTEIN IICTC offers one-day training sessions to local authority and public body training from time to time as part of its work on the Local Authority Prevention Network (LAPN).
Contact Eileen O’Leary to enquire or check on the LAPN website.

CTC also offers food waste and composing-related training as part of its work in the Stop Food Waste Programme. Usually these are one day training sessions and are for local authority personnel, community groups, or master composters.
Contact Colum Gibson for more information, or check on the SFW website.

CTC regularly facilitates workshops and seminars for the hospitality sector around the country. These focus on resource efficiency initiatives on waste, water and energy and are run as part of CTC’s role in the Green Hospitality Programme.
Contact James Hogan to enquire or check the Green Hospitality website.

CTC also offers one day resource efficiency workshops for companies from all business sectors, as part of its work under the Green Business Programme. These are held in roadshow format around the country.
Contact Mary Purcell for more information or check the Green Business website.


Specific Training for Companies

CTC has provided specific and tailored training to several companies in a variety of sectors. This training covers a variety of topics related to resource efficiency, environmental management and cleaner production. Training and awareness raising to companies related to accreditation to ISO 14001, ISO15001 and EMAS is a speciality. Contact Colman McCarthy to enquire.


National Training Programmes

ibec logoCTC was co-developer of the National Certified Training Programme in Waste Prevention and Minimisation with IBEC and the EPA.

This programme is primarily aimed at individuals, at either a technical or supervisory level, charged with waste prevention or minimisation strategies within their own organisation or for clients. For further information about this course, contact IBEC.


Hazardous Waste Classification Training

haz waste 2CTC has developed a high level of expertise related to the classification of hazardous waste . This was mainly achieved by the development of a paper tool for the EPA related to the identification and classification of such waste streams. This paper tool was further advanced to a web-based version co-funded by European Commission.

CTC provides training on hazardous waste classification to a wider range of clients including the EPA, local authorities, private companies, consultants et al. Contact Eileen O’Leary for more information


International Training: Products and Materials

Brainstorming session.CTC regularly develops training products with funding from the European Commission with partners from many European countries.

CTC has been part of 13 international training projects as part of the EU Leonardo Da Vinci Programme and has developed many courses and tools for environmental training in a variety of formats and for several target groups.

CTC has also received EU TEMPUS funding to set up a Cleaner Production Centre in Rijeka, Croatia and train the staff.

CTC has also received EU ASIA PRO funding to set up a Cleaner Production Centre in Ulan Bator, Mongolia and to provide environmental training in China.

CTC has also carried out energy related training as part of its work under 2 Intelligent Energy in Europe (IEE) projects. Contact Tadhg Coakley if you would like to partner CTC in an international project or for more information.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education

CIT Logo 2012CTC staff are active in the provision of modules courses in Cork Institute of Technology. CTC staff have taught modules for:

  • B.Eng (Chemical & Process)
  • Nat Dip Electrical Engineering
  • B.Sc (Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance)
  • B.Sc (Biosciences)
  • M.Sc in Sustainable Energy
  • B.E. in Environmental Science and Sustainable Technologies
  • B.Bus in Hospitality Management

CTC has also hosted some 30 overseas students at Masters or Doctorate level.  These students have carried out all of their dissertation work at the Centre.  In addition, CTC has processed 12 postgraduate students – all with outside funding.  CTC has also been successful in obtaining funding for the establishment of a National Membrane Research Centre in CIT.

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