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School of Music
The School of Music at GTI offers instrumental as well as theory classes.
GTI Emergency Care Services students recently climbed Diamond Hill, which forms part of their course training. This hands-on learning activity enables students to develop team work, problem solving and orientation skills, whilst also taking in the stunning views of Connemara.
Beauty Department students attended a number of events this month as part of their applied learning.
Students from the Pre- Apprenticeship and Furniture Making Courses in GTI attended Wood Harvesting demonstration by Coillte in Oughterard where they saw trees being felled and transported. The students then traveled to the ECC Timber factory in Corrnamona where they saw the tree logs being processed into various timber products. With one eye on climate change the students also visited Galway Wind Park to see the turbines and while in ECC Timber, view their new Biomass boiler.
GTI Level 6 Sports Performance, Psychology & Fitness students launched a range of events that focus on Health Promotion. The promotion kicked off with the launch of the GTI Healthy Lifestyle booklet, followed by a 5km walk that took place at 2pm on Thursday 24th October. The GTI Health Promotion campaign aims to promote healthy lifestyles and well being of our students. This was the final event of GTI's SLÁINTE Programme for Student Health & Well Being .
GTI welcomed its first Erasmus students to Galway for this academic year. 4 students from IES Jaime Ferran Clua Vocational School in Madrid will participate in a healthcare vocational placement, developing key skills in the care of elderly clients. It is their first time to Galway and we are thankful to Rushmore Nursing Home and Coral Haven Nursing Home for facilitating the traineeships. Erasmus Plus offers a unique learning opportunity to students who wish to enhance their learning in a European context.
In a recent article in the Irish Times - Graduates from apprenticeships and Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses are rated as highly as graduates from universities and third-level colleges, according to a major new study.
The findings are contained in a survey of more than 700 employers carried out last year by education authorities, which is due to be published soon.
The Irish Times understands that, overall, satisfaction levels with the quality of higher education graduates, at 86%, and further education and training graduates, at 84%, are virtually neck-and-neck.
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