Erasmus+

GTI was one of the first PLC colleges in Ireland to be awarded the Erasmus+ Mobility Charter by Léargas. This Charter recognised the operational capacity of GTI to plan, manage and implement high quality mobility projects for learners and staff. Studies show that a period spent abroad not only enriches students’ lives in the academic field but also in the acquisition of intercultural skills and self-reliance. Staff exchanges have similar beneficial effects, both for the people participating and for the home and host
institutions.

GTI has established work placements links with a number of partner colleges in Europe including Finland, Italy, France, Portugal, Poland,Turkey, Spain and UK. These work placements offer our students a wonderful opportunity to develop their cultural and educational expertise while also completing a work placement in their vocational area. It is a unique learning experience for GTI learners and one they embrace fully as it allows them to develop skills and knowledge they may use in the future.

For more information on Erasmus+Projects, please email john.mcloughlin@gretb.ie

Visit the Erasmus+ blog at: http://www.gtieurope2016.weebly.com and http://gtieurope2017.weebly.com/ for more information.

ErasmusPlus News

Erasmus+ Dissemination Event

Current GTI students #EUVocationalSkills had an information talk on November 23rd from past students who completed an Erasmus+ placement during the last few years. GTI Business, Art and Media graduates shared their Erasmus+ experience of working in France, Finland and Turkey.

Sports students from GTI are on Erasmus+ work placments in Glasgow and visited Glasgow Rangers Club.

Four teachers visited week of October 16th to Galway Techncial Institute. They toured the Applied Health Sciences departments in the college.Picture shows Geraldine Gibbons Principal GTI and John McLoughlin Deputy Principal welcome Swedish visitors from Bromangymnasiet in Hudiksvall for a study visit.

The ever increasing flow of migrants and refugees requires prompt answers on the part of all political, social and educational agencies to help them integrate in the new countries and become familiar with new social patterns. This big challenge for schools and educators has motivated the schools participating in this project to seek out a partnership to address issues around social cohesion, and integration of refugees and migrants.