Galway Technical Institute


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

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.

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ErasmusPlus News

Erasmus + work placements:  21 students were on placement in Finland (Helsinki, Pori & Raahe) and Spain (Madrid and Tenerife).

You can view information on their placements by visiting the links below:

Fashion Tenerife – 6 students

The Teaching Improvement Partnership Project (TIP Project) led by Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board and involving partners from the Czech Republic, the UK, Portugal and Turkey has identified the training and equipping of  teachers/trainers in  relation to Education Employment Partnership activity as a way to improve teaching addressing Europe 2020 whilst also impacting on skills mismatches,promoting apprenticeships enterprise/self employment, contributing to economic development and impacting on inequalities for  those from minority backgrounds, those with disabilities and o

The STEM Engagement Europe Project (SEE Project) will be led by Zlinsky kraj and will involve a partner from the previous Careers of the Future Leonardo Partnership activity Galway Technical Institute from Ireland as well as a partner from a current TOI (Safe Arrival Project) SES13-19 Limited who have significant expertise in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related work, a college from The Netherlands who participated in a STEM study visit in the UK and Cappadocia Education Academy Association who is well experienced in European educational projects.

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.

This KA2 Partnerships focuses on strategies for digital education at schools. The project tasks include primary research & secondary research. 

The partners are from: Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Turkey & Spain,



The rationale of the project foresees:

- definition of best practices of schools digitization;

- sharing of ideas, opinions and expertise among experts and target groups

- definition of training contents;

- training delivery;

- pilots of schools digitisations.

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.