Adult Education Guidance Service

Kilkenny and Carlow Adult Educational Guidance Service provides individuals and groups with an opportunity to identify, explore and review educational and career options. The service endeavours to support individuals and enable them to make decisions for their future learning and/or career progression.

The service is an integral part of the Adult Education Service of Kilkenny and Carlow ETB and an educational guidance service is provided to learners participating on adult literacy, V.T.O.S., B.T.E.I. and community education programmes.  Adults referred by the local INTREO office can also avail of one-to-one guidance appointments.  Adults can access the Adult Educational Guidance Service for the purposes of up to date, impartial adult educational information.

Adult Educational Guidance Initiative (AEGI)

Kilkenny and Carlow Adult Educational Guidance Services were established as part of the AEGI. This is a Department of Education and Skills funded initiative which provides a quality educational guidance service for adults.

There are currently 39 AEGI Services based nationwide within the Education Training Boards (ETBs) and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). (National Centre for Guidance in Education, 2014)

Definition of Guidance

“Guidance facilitates people throughout their lives to manage their own educational, training, occupational, personal, social and life choices so that they reach their full potential and contribute to the development of a better society” (National Guidance Forum, 2007)


Services Provided
  • One-to-one and group guidance counselling on options for learning and/or career progression.
  • Skills training and education required for specific fields of employment.
  • Exploration of interests and aptitudes using guidance tools.
  • Assistance with C.V. preparation, application forms and interview techniques.
  • Support in addressing issues that may be blocking progress.
  • Comprehensive and up to date information on education and training courses.
  • Career Information library including computer facilities.
  • Information on funding and grants for education.


  • Free of Charge
  • Friendly and Relaxed
  • Confidential
  • Impartial
  • Supportive


Contact Information
Education Guidance Counsellor/Co-ordinator: Ms. Orla Reddy Educational Guidance Counsellor/Co-ordinator: Mr Shane Rooney
Kilkenny Adult Guidance Service
Lower New Street
Carlow Adult Educational Guidance and Information Service
1a Meadow Court
Burrin Street
Tel: 056 776 4448 Tel: 059 9133123    Email: