Galway Technical Institute (GTI) Open Day was held on Tuesday 5 March. See here for photos of the event. GTI welcomed both school leavers and mature learners who wished to learn about opportunities for retraining or up-skilling. Open Day activities and talks were arranged to show how learning takes place at GTI.
Full-time QQI-certified day courses in business, health, beauty, computing, engineering, art/design, and sport/leisure.
Part-time QQI-certified courses in Applied Health & Social Sciences, Art & Design, Business, Media, Fashion, Hairdressing & Beauty, Computing & Engineering and Sport & General Studies.
School of Music
The School of Music at GTI offers instrumental as well as theory classes.
The GTI Annual Film and Media Awards show will take place on Friday, May 17th.
Our Annual End of Year Art and Design Exhibtion will take place from Friday May 24th - Tuesday May 28th from 10am to 4pm (except Sunday May 26th). The opening reception will take place at GTI at 7pm on Thursday 23rd May at 7pm. Guest speaker will be Meadhbh McNutt artist, writer and co-director at 126 Gallery and recipient of 2016 Aesthetics & Art Theory Award from Kingson University London. The exhibition will feature work from Art/Animation/Furniture students.
End of year examinations for many courses are ongoing the week of 13th May. Good luck to all. Please check messages from teachers for exact rooms and times.
GTI Care Team hosted a Student Self Care event at GTI on April 3rd. The main activities took place at Grubhub canteen and we are very grateful to students, GTI care team and all staff who generously gave of their time and resources at such a busy time at GTI. Guest speakers talked to students about self care, stress management and techniques to cope with life's challenges. Level 6 Sports students have produced an excellent booklet entitled 'A Student Guide for General Health and Well Being' for student use which they distributed.
Our talented fashion students from Level 5 and Level 6 Fashion department along with their dedicated teachers, presented the annual Fashion Showcase on Wednesday and Thursday April 3rd and 4th. On Wednesday April 3rd there was a Live Window display in Anthony Ryan's from 12pm to 3pm showing the students' creative designs. On Thursday, the Fashion showcase took place at 1pm in GTI and at 2pm the Model Walk took place from GTI along Shop Street to Edward Square in lovely sunshine.
GTI Beauty graduate Student of the Year, Shauna Callanan recently travelled to Paris to visit the headquarters of international skincare brand MATIS. This trip was a result of her achieving an outstanding performance in ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO examinations.
31 GTI students were on Erasmus+ work placements during the month of April. IT Level 5/6: Poland (4 students) Film Level 5/6: Turkey (4 students ) Film Level 5/6: Finland (5 students ) Furniture Design: Finland (4 students ) Security Services/ Emergency Care Services / Beauty Therapy / Sports & Physical Therapy / Office Administration / IT / Business: (10 students). 4 Nursing students were on placement in Hudiksval (Sweden). 36 students were on Erasmus+ placements in February for three week placements.
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.