Let 2018 be your year — training opportunities for the unemployed

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The problem with being out of work for a significant period of time is that it hacks away at your self-confidence. The longer we leave taking that step forward, the more difficult it becomes, and we lose our sense of self. At other times it is just not possible. Eldercare, childcare, family commitments, and illness can get in the way or become a noble priority. Janet Yellen, the popular American economist, believed that long-term unemployment can make any worker progressively less employable, even after the economy strengthens. Explaining gaps on a CV is always a discussion point in career coaching. If the time has come when you can concentrate on yourself, there is one facility in Galway among others that can offer a stepping stone.

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New horizons for apprenticeships

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Recently the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, announced that 26 new national apprenticeships were approved for further development. These are programmes of structured education and training which combine learning on the job with theory and instruction in an educational institution. They prepare participants for a specific occupation that leads to a qualification.

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US Embassy urges students to apply for J-1 now

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

The US Embassy in Dublin is advising qualified students who are interested in applying for the J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) or Camp Counselor Programme in 2018 to be proactive and begin the application process as soon as possible.

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Christmas revision courses at Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy (GMMA) is running Christmas maths revision courses in preparation for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations in 2018.

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Successful careers forum at The Bish

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

The parents' council at The Bish, together with the students, management, and staff, are very grateful for the support they received for their recent careers' forum.

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Get your exam preparation off to strong start this New Year with a comprehensive revision maths course

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

The New Year has arrived, and it is time to get serious about your exams. Students preparing for exams should think carefully about the benefits of a structured revision course.

January is an excellent time to start getting your exam preparation off to a great start with a revision maths course. Starting with coordinate geometry, there will be a series of focused courses for both senior and junior cycle maths students. Both courses are targeted for higher level students. The Leaving Cert course is suitable for transition year up to Leaving Cert students, and the Junior Cert one is suitable for third year higher level students only.

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Drawing and painting classes at GTI

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Have fun this New Year, explore your creativity, and get back to drawing and painting with a group of like-minded people.

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Christmas revision courses at Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy

Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy (GMMA) is running Christmas maths revision courses in preparation for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations in 2018.

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Galway City Comhairle na nÓg reveals its focus for 2018

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Galway City Comhairle na nÓg is a youth council for young people aged 12 to 18 living or attending school in Galway city. Each year at the youth council’s AGM more than 100 young people from across the city attend and vote on an issue that is important to young people.

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Nutrition can support you in quitting smoking

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

This time of year many of us make positive lifestyle changes, quitting cigarettes being one of the top New Year’s resolutions. This is brilliant news, as more than 5,200 lives are lost to tobacco related illness each year in Ire land. But many people soon begin to find it hard and abandon their efforts. The highly addictive nature of nicotine is due to its effect on adrenal hormones, blood sugar, and brain chemistry. The good news is there are simple dietary changes that support the body and mind and reduce the unwanted cravings and side-effects.

Here are seven nutritional tips to help quit for good.

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Courses for all levels at the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The School of Make-up Artistry offers a wide range of specialised make-up artistry courses, ranging from beginners to advanced levels, and suitable for adults of all ages. If you are interested in a career in make-up artistry, or if you would like to enhance your current qualification in beauty or make-up, the School of Make-up Artistry can provide a suitable training course for you.

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Christmas revision courses at Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy (GMMA) is running Christmas maths revision courses in preparation for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations in 2018.

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Mind the gap

Fri, Dec 08, 2017

A ‘gap year’ is the popular term for students who take time off to travel or work between secondary school and starting college or apprenticeships. The aim generally is to promote a more mature outlook with the benefit of some insight before taking the next step. Not everyone wants to go straight from school to college but before that decision is made, one needs to seriously consider what one wants want to achieve or it could end up being a wasted year. So what are the pros and cons of this choice?

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How to help your student tackle stress

Fri, Dec 08, 2017

“I feel stressed; everything seems to be coming together, I can’t cope.” This is not an uncommon train of thought for some students with an impending Leaving Cert or set of Christmas tests looming around the corner. Given the normality of some form of stress in these situations, we may have a tendency to trivialise it, but when it comes up suddenly for teenagers, thick and undiluted, it can transport them to a state of panic overnight.

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GMIT student wins Intel Women in Technology Award

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Patricia Cahill from Bullaun, Loughrea, a third year student on the BEng software and electronic engineering programme at GMIT, has scooped an Intel Women in Technology Award for academic excellence. Ms Cahill was one of eight final year students from colleges around Ireland presented with this award at a special ceremony in Dublin recently.

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Christmas revision courses at Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Galway/Mayo Mathematics Academy (GMMA) is running Christmas maths revision courses in preparation for Leaving Cert and Junior Cert examinations in 2018.

The academy's maths teachers have many years' experience in the classroom and in correction of State examinations.

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Find a course to suit you at the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The School of Make-up Artistry offers a wide range of specialised make-up artistry courses, ranging from beginners to advanced levels, suitable for adults of all ages. If you are interested in a career in make-up artistry, or if you would like to enhance your current qualification in beauty or make-up, the School of Make-up Artistry can provide a suitable training course for you.

For those who already hold a qualification in make-up artistry or beauty therapy, and wish to further their knowledge in the area, the higher level masterclass diploma course is an excellent option. This course covers higher level beauty make-up, including fashion/trend, bridal, editorial looks, special effects make-up, prosthetics, body art, and much more. The school also offers courses specialising in bridal make-up application and all styles of beauty make-up.

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Galway Community College to hold open day for incoming first years

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Galway Community College will hold a first year open day on Friday December 8 between 3pm and 4pm, and the team would be delighted to welcome incoming students and their parents/guardians for a tour of the state of the art facilities.

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Santa’s sensory grotto is coming to NUI Galway

Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The School of Psychology at NUI Galway will host a sensory-friendly Santa’s grotto on campus this Saturday, and organisers have invited children with autism and other developmental disabilities to see Santa with their parents and siblings.

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What is transition year really like?

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Some people consider it a waste of time but others think of it as a year during which you mature and develop new skills.

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