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

The EMPOWERAI project aims to empower entrepreneurs, especially those from female dominated sectors, and VET teachers, by providing them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively utilize and integrate AI into their companies and curricula. The project team will focus on fostering a deeper understanding of AI technologies and their strategic application to enhance innovation, competitiveness, and digital readiness within female entrepreneurs.

GTI/GRETB is the lead project partner for EMPOWERAI and the partners will work on project objectives. 

KA1 2021 


The success of our KA1-2021 Erasmus+ program was evident as GTI students from various courses, spanning Business and Law, IT, Nursing, Emergency Care, Special Needs Assistants, Media, Hair & Beauty, Sport & Physical Therapy, and Animal Care, actively participated in placements across destinations such as Finland, Poland, Malta, Malaga, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and Turkey. Erasmus+ placements present a multitude of advantages for students, enriching their personal, academic, and professional growth. 

General Information

The Enhancing Digital and Mobile Vocational Education and Training project focuses on the enhanced use of the Learning Management System, Moodle.



General Information

On June 16, 2022, the European Council (EU) adopted a recommendation on micro-credentials, recognizing their potential to enhance lifelong learning and employability in the European Union. Micro-credentials are small, focused, and stackable credentials that can be earned through formal and informal learning. They offer a flexible and accessible way for individuals to acquire new skills and knowledge, enabling them to adapt to the evolving demands of the labour market. 



GTI was delighted to participate in this innovative Erasmus+ project. The project objectives were as follows:


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2gether4ever Erasmus Project

What is the project about?

The project aims to exchange good practices in relation to motivation, guidance, and educational counselling in order to improve the personal and professional life of the project participants.


Who is involved?

John Mcloughlin, Deputy Principal and head of GTI Erasmus + projects spoke to Léargas recently about GTI ten year association with european student work placements KA1 and KA2 projects and teacher CPD. Watch the video here and see why Erasmus+ is firmly embedded in GTI DNA.

GTI (GRETB) is a project partner in DigiVET4ALL.

Partner group: Careeria, Mediamaisteri (Finnish E-learning solutions provider company), Galway Technical Institute, Tartu Vocational Education Centre, Berufsbildende Schulen Rotenburg

Project Aims:

The Shaping, Enhancing and Nurturing STEM in Europe Project is a result of cooperation of a strong partnership of Regional Authorities governing education (including VET) on the regional level – Zlínský kraj in the Czech Rep., VET providers  – GRETB in Ireland, UTC in Italy, two enterprises with strong cooperation with companies – Trexima in the Czech Rep. and  SES13-19 Ltd. in the UK, a centre for teachers training and supporting young people in Romania,  and University of Cyprus bringing a great experience in the area of applying ICT tools to engage young people in STEM. 

Press Release/Website

Galway Technical Institute (GTI), Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, and Coláiste na Coiribe are delighted to be part of The School Improvement Partnership Project (SIPP) 2017-2020 which is funded by European Commission Erasmus +  programme of the European Union. The KA2 Strategic Partnerships for School Education is a project that allows the three GRETB schools to exchange best practice with other countries such as Finland, Spain and The Czech Republic.

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.

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.