Beauty Department students attended a number of events this month as part of their applied learning.
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.
GTI Ladies football team put on a fantastic display in the All Ireland Higher Education Freshers Tournament in University of Limerick, winning their group. The team also beat Tralee IT in the Quarter Final and were narrowly beaten by Tournament winners TUD Blancherstown. GTI men's soccer team also won their first game in the league, 5-2 against Athlone IT B. Next up is an away game against Maynooth next Tuesday 16th October. Such a great start to the new season. Well done to all the players and their coaches, Johnny Glynn and Anthony Finnerty.
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.
The month of October sees the launch of GTI's SLÁINTE Programme of Student Health & Well Being events. We hope to raise awareness of the importance of positive self- care and well- being practices for our students.
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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