The Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme (VTOS ) is holding an open evening this evening (Thursday ) from 4pm to 8pm at the VTOS campus in Merchants Square, Merchants Road.
It will include information talks on the college, its programmes and facilities for those who want to progress to further education and employment.
VTOS, which is run by the City of Galway VEC, is designed to offer adults in the city the chance to return to fulltime education and training while still retaining their social welfare benefits.
All VTOS courses are certified by FETAC, are free and are open to people over 21 who have been unemployed for six months or more. There are a diverse range of courses available, such as such as TV and film production, media/sound engineering, liberal arts, IT, business administration skills, interior design, visual communication and design and childcare and community care. Many people may also be eligible for training bonuses, travel and meal allowance and childcare payments.
For further information on the open evening and the courses available contact (091 ) 566885 or log onto www.cgvec.ie/vtos
To follow the progress the VTOS students are making in the restoration of a 32 foot Galway Hooker as part of their work experience programme log onto www.claddagh boatmen.com