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Latest Updates from GTI

Posted on December 7, 2018

Nov 7th: Congratulations to the GTI soccer team who have progressed to the cup quarter-final by beating IT Blanchardstown. Goals from Mark Wynne, Louis Keary, Jack Sheridan and Wilson Wawaru helped GTI claim victory https://goo.gl/3iknk8

Nov 9th: As part of European Vocational Skills Week, GTI celebrated its 10 Year anniversary of being involved in Erasmus+ projects. The event invited student participants to give an insight into the benefits of Erasmus+ projects, and the impacts they can have on their learning and development. Well done to all involved. https://goo.gl/JVwQsx

Nov 11th:  As part of the Erasmusplus MIND Project: Migration and Integration Needs Development, students from the Applied Social Studies programme created a guidebook intended for use by both local people and immigrants. The MIND Project and guidebook is designed to help those to understand some of the challenges immigrants face once they have moved to a new country. https://goo.gl/9SUtSr

Nov 14th: Well done to the GTI soccer team, in their 5-3 victory over IT Carlow 'C' Team. GTI trailed 3-2 but came back to win the game through goals from Wilson Wawaru, Josh Quinlivan and Louis Garvin

Nov 20th: Today students from Business Management, Advanced Cert in Software and Programming, and Software Development programmes attended the #Erasmusplus Information Sessions at GTI. Students will be selected to travel on European work placements in 2019 to Poland, Spain and the UK. During their placements, students will get the opportunity to develop key vocational skills, expand their cultural awareness and build on the skills that they have developed at GTI.

Nov 21st: Galway Technical Institute are running a number of events as part of #CollegeAwarenessWeek - 19th to 24th November. Events include Societies Day, Fire Safety Training, Third Level Education Talks and an Open Salon in Concepts Hair Salon, and Poise Beauty Salon. Proceeds from the salons are donated to the Jigsaw charity.

Nov 22nd: Well done to the GTI soccer team, who have advanced to the quarter finals beating NUIG 2-1 today. Todays win sees GTI finish top of their group, and sees them secure home advantage for the quarter final.

Nov 22nd: Congratulations to GTI Level 6 Business student Gabriel Dossen, who has progressed to the Middleweight 75kg Final of the National Senior Championships in Dublin. We wish him every success in the final, such a great achievement.

Nov 23rd: Students from Film & Documentary, Business Studies, Office Administration and Legal Studies programmes, recently attended the #ErasmusplusInformation Sessions at GTI. Students will have the opportunity to travel to Finland, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and UK as part of the Erasmus+ placements on offer.

Nov 27th: Today GTI took part in a contact seminar at Malahide castle organised by Leargas. The seminar which included 35 participants from 14 countries, provided an opportunity to reflect on past successes and build partnerships for future mobility programmes involving VET Staff. Nov 27th: GTI Furniture and Cabinet Making & Design students recently attended their Erasmus+ Information Session. Students will be selected to travel to Finland in February, where they will get to experience the rich design culture and educational facilities that Finland has to offer.

Nov 28th: GTI recently hosted the November meeting of GRETB’s Principals’ Professional Forum. The forum consisted of Principals and Deputy Principals from the 20 GRETB Post Primary schools, together with the CE, Director of Schools and Head Office staff.

Nov 29th: Today students from the GTI Art department visited @LIT.LSAD, where they were given an introduction to the range of programmes on offer at LSAD. Students were also given a talk by Ruth Duignan, a former GTI Art graduate who has progressed on to be course leader of the Fashion & Textiles Department. #Progression

Dec 1st: Students from the GTI Music Performance and Production programme recently performed at The Cellar Bar as part of their course assessment. The event gave students the opportunity to perform live and showcase their musical talents. Well done to all involved on producing a great event. Dec 2nd: Congratulations to Gabriel Dossen on his recent victory in the 75kg National Senior Final at the National Stadium. Gabriel, who is currently completing the QQI Level 6 programme in Business Management at GTI, beat Christopher Mulligan to win his fifth belt. Well done from all at GTI on your excellent achievement.

Dec 4th: Students from Music Performance, Health Service Skills and Film Level 5 & 6, recently attended the #Erasmusplus Information Sessions at GTI.

A number of students will be selected to travel to Finland, Turkey, and Spain as part of the Erasmus+ placements in 2019.

Dec 12th: Security Services class in collaboration with Fashion Students are holding a Bake Sale in the GTI cafe and Christmas Jumper Day, on Wednesday 12th December 10.30 - 12, followed by street Bucket Collection, with all proceeds to JIGSAW.

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