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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2gether4ever Erasmus Project

What is the project about?

The project aims to exchange good practices in relation to motivation, guidance, and educational counseling 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:

GTI recently hosted a Transnational Project Meeting with SIPP project partners as part of the 

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. 

In early March, we welcomed visiting staff from South Devon College & Bromangymnasiet College in Sweden, who took part in Erasmus Professional Development at GTI.

Our 14 students from across the GTI Legal Studies, Office Administration, Business, Gaming, and Film programme were on Erasmus placements in May in Ceuta Spain, Cantanhede Portugal and South Devon College in the UK. 31 GTI students were on Erasmus+ work placements during the month of April.

To celebrate European Vocational Skills week with the motto " Discover Your Talent", Galway Techncial Institute (GTI) are holding a celebration on Thursday November 8th to mark ten years of the college involvement in Erasmus work placements. #EUVocationalSkills #DiscoverYourTalent.

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.

Erasmus + work placements:  In May, 4 students from the Business Managment class were in Devon and 4 in Ceuta. There were 4 fashion students on placment in Grenoble, France. In April, 10 students were on placements in Tenerife: 4 from Health Science, 2 from Hairdressing and Beauty, 3 from Emergency Care Services and 1 from Security Services. There were 6 students from Information Technology Department in Poland, 5 from Nursing Studies in Sweden and 5 from Information Technology and Office Adminstration in Portugal.

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.

Four teachers visited Galway Techncial Institute in October 2017. They toured the Applied Health Sciences departments in the college. Picture shows Geraldine Gibbons, Principal GTI and John McLoughlin, Deputy Principal welcoming the Swedish visitors from Bromangymnasiet in Hudiksvall for their 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.