Open day at Galway Technical Institute

The annual Galway Technical Institute (GTI ) open day will take place on Tuesday March 5 from 10am to 4pm. The open day is an opportunity to explore the GTI campus, find out about the exciting courses on offer, and participate in lively events throughout the college. GTI welcomes both school leavers and mature learners who wish to retrain or upskill.

Open day activities and talks are arranged to demonstrate how learning takes place at GTI. Prospective students will be able to chat with current students and teachers about the different courses on offer within each department and get a genuine sense of what makes GTI such a success. The college uses a learning-by-doing approach that moves learners from the classroom and into real world experiences.

GTI offers 55 courses across 10 departments, with nine new courses at QQI Level 5 launching for 2019/2020. The new courses are emergency care services, international trade, digital illustration and motion graphics, interior design, music performance and sound, beauty sales advisor with make-up, upholstery and restoration skills, cabinet making and design, and fashion design, dressmaking, and millinery. See the GTI website for full information on all programmes.

Check out the state-of-the-art facilities across all departments. The aim at GTI is to equip each individual with the essential tools, skills, and knowledge for the job market today and into the future. GTI is a college of further education and training and is part of the Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB ).

Courses at GTI will enhance students' current education and skills, boosting their potential in the jobs market and ensuring success at the next step in work or education. Progression to third level education is very strong at GTI with 60 per cent of students being offered places in colleges including NUIG, GMIT, AIDT, LIT, and IT Sligo. NUIG has recently announced an increase from 60 to 170 places for PLC students across the five colleges that make up the university.

GTI students and teachers are looking forward to welcoming attendees on Tuesday March 5 at the campus on Fr Griffin Road in Galway city. Fashion enthusiasts will have the opportunity to view some of the highly creative designs and styling photo shoots from the current crop of emerging talent within GTI fashion studio, located at Claddagh House, a one-minute walk from the main GTI campus.

For more information on all events taking place on GTI open day, to view the full prospectus, and to apply online, visit www.gti.ie

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