It is the aim of the ACE Network to support voluntary groups in meeting the Adult Education needs of the local communio, by providing a forum for communications, sharing models of good practice, developing common approaches and policies, providing training and development for group volunteers and making representations on key issues.
What is the A.C.E. Network?
The A.C.E. Network is made up of six voluntary groups who provide Adult Education classes in the south, west and north of County Dublin.
The Network was formed to give the groups a voice of their own. They are affiliated to Dublin and Dún Laoghaire ETB and work closely with the Adult Education Organisers in each area. Their aim is to offer adults a comprehensive list of subjects, at reasonable rates, in friendly supportive environments.
“The ACE Network really is a voice of our for the groups. We have no one else speaking for us. We don’t really fit into anything. We are an anomaly really and we don’t fit into any of the structures very easily so it’s our own voice speaking for ourselves.” [Member of the A.C.E. Network]
Members of the A.C.E. Network
In total, eight groups are members of the A.C.E. Network:
- Ballyboden Adult Social Education (B.A.S.E.)
- Brackenstown Adult Scene of Education (B.A.S.E.)
- Clondalkin Adult Morning Education (C.A.M.E.)
- Dundrum Adult Training and Education (D.A.T.E.)
- Kiltenan Adult Education (K.A.E.)
- Tallaght Adult Community Training (T.A.C.T.)