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Galway Community College to hold open day for students enrolling September 2018

Galway Community College is holding a first year open day on Thursday February 22 from 4pm to 5pm. Senior cycle applicants are also invited to attend with teachers and career guidance counsellors present to give advice and answer any questions students or parents may have.

New horizons for apprenticeships

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.

GRETB Training Centre holds apprenticeship information day

On Thursday November 23, as part of European Vocational Skills Week, the GRETB Training Centre in Mervue Business Park opened its doors to more than 400 students, teachers, and parents.

GRETB Training Centre apprenticeship information day

Are you considering an apprenticeship to start your career? As part of the EU Vocational Skills Week, which aims to promote the value of vocational education and training, the GRETB Training Centre is hosting an apprenticeship information day on Thursday, November 23.

Innovative scheme aimed at increasing apprenticeships in construction industry launched

Four construction companies are participating in a pilot programme where apprentices spend time with each company while learning a trade and other critical career skills.

Open days for Galway Community College secondary school

Galway Community College has been meeting the educational needs of the city’s Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate students for more than 45 years. The college is continually improving its facilities to serve the needs of all learners.

Let’s get to the point(s)

It is that time of year again, the much anticipated Leaving Certificate results have arrived and now the worry and impatience is building as students await the first round of offers. Students are under pressure to achieve CAO points, choose the right course, plan a career, and with that comes much uncertainty. The Learning Institute would like to reassure school leavers that your future does not have to be dependent on points. The Learning Institute makes the point that there are alternative routes to education and employment even if you do not get your first choice.

OPW apprenticeships open

The Commissioners of Public Works have launched a new programme for apprenticeships in the areas of carpentry/joinery and stonemasonry.

Mayo students to take part in Washington Ireland Program

Two Mayo students, Tara Mellet and Lisa Marie O’Malley, are about to embark on a summer adventure of a lifetime to the United States, but rather than a J1 summer break they have been selected to take part in the prestigious Washington Ireland Program (WIP) an internationally recognised competitive programme that selects young people with recognised leadership skills and a commitment to service to undertake an eight week internship in the political sector in Washington DC. Both Tara and Lisa will depart for the US capital early next month.

Tourism boom could be undermined by absence of trained staff – Mulherin

Fine Gael Mayo TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has called for the introduction of an apprenticeship scheme to train people for the tourism industry in order to satisfy the demand for staff.


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