GRETB Training Centre offers beauty therapist traineeship in Tuam

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

A new beauty therapist traineeship will start in Tuam in November.

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Open day at St Nicholas’ Parochial School

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

St Nicholas' Parochial School will hold an open day on Thursday October 24 from 9.30am to 2pm. There will be an opportunity to take a tour of the school, meet the teachers, and have a cup of tea and a chat.

St Nicholas’ Parochial Primary School is a co-educational, multi-denominational, child-centred school with a long tradition of serving the young people of Galway. It is centrally located in Woodquay (beside the Town Hall Theatre) and due to the central location of this primary school, the pupils have the opportunity to attend many different educational events held in the Town Hall Theatre, local bookshops, the Black Box Theatre, Galway City Museum, the library, and many other interesting locations. There is an excellent afterschool facility in the school.

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Autumn events at Galway Steiner School/Cuan na Gaillimhe

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Galway Steiner National School transferred from its previous patron body, Lifeways Ireland, to the patronage of Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board from the start of the 2019/2020 school year. It is now known as Cuan na Gaillimhe Community National School.

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Upskill with a QQI payroll qualification

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

This year has seen some mandatory changes to how payroll is processed. GPA Solutions has scheduled a QQI Level 5 payroll award which commences on Tuesday October 29 in Galway. This four day course will be delivered one day a week over four weeks. Learners will acquire a thorough knowledge of basic PAYE, USC, and PRSI computations including the cumulative, week one, and emergency tax basis.

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How does my child secure a third level place on lower points if he/she has a diagnosed disability?

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on a reduced points basis to school leavers with disabilities. DARE offers an opportunity to students who have the ability to benefit from and succeed in higher education but who may not be able to meet the points for their preferred course due to the impact of their disability/specific learning difficulty.

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GRETB Training Centre apprenticeship information days

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Are you considering an apprenticeship as a career? As part of EU Vocational Skills Week, which aims to promote the value of vocational education and training, the GRETB Training Centre is hosting information days on October 15 and 16.

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ESRI’s John Fitzgerald to speak at GMIT

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Professor John Fitzgerald, adjunct professor in economics at Trinity College Dublin and former research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute, will deliver his annual lecture on 'The Irish economy and policy challenges' to GMIT business students in GMIT’s Galway campus on Tuesday October 15 at 12 noon. The lecture will take place in Room 99, and members of the public are welcome to attend.

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Explore your options at Options West

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

The Options West careers exhibition takes place on Tuesday October 22 in the Galway Bay Hotel from 9am to 2pm. This event is aimed at second level senior cycle students and affords students an opportunity to research their choices and to make more informed career decisions. It provides the perfect opportunity for sixth year, fifth year, and TY students to liaise with representatives from colleges and other educational institutions and to explore alternative career areas such as apprenticeships, An Garda Síochána, and the Defence Forces.

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GTI launches SLÁINTE programme to promote student wellbeing

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

We are all aware of the value of time and investing time into what really matters. At Galway Technical Institute (GTI) further education college, every student is valued and that is why the SLÁINTE programme was launched this week, by past pupil of GTI and now Mayor of Galway Mike Cubbard.

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Making the most of fifth year

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

A lot of students in fifth year have a tendency to put work on the back burner, deciding that they will worry about it in sixth year. However, because you have more time than a sixth year student to do in-depth revision, the work you do this year can sometimes have more of an effect than what do you do in Leaving Cert, and will certainly lay the groundwork for great success in the Leaving Cert exams. Here are some tips to make the most of the year.

1) Do your best to keep up

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NUI Galway launches new online network for overseas Irish language learners

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Gaeltacht.net, a new research project launched at NUI Galway this week, provides a social network for Irish learners living overseas to help them make contact with fellow learners and to develop their language skills.

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An arts degree — is it worth it?

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

A common question from students this time of year is, “What exactly is an arts degree? Otherwise known as humanities education, this is a broad qualification offering a wide range of two-subject combinations to degree level. Bachelor of arts degrees are diverse and encompass a wide interest area, including English, history, geography, psychology, law, music, computers, and languages. Humanities students could also have BAs in media, business, economics, maths, and politics. In addition to academic study, students acquire transferable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communications, digital expertise, and creative solutions to problems.

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Improve your skillset with a payroll qualification

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

This year has seen some mandatory changes to how we process payroll. GPA Solutions has scheduled a QQI Level 5 payroll award which commences on Tuesday October 29 in Galway. This four-day course will be delivered one day a week, over four weeks. Learners will acquire a thorough knowledge of basic PAYE, USC, and PRSI computations to include the cumulative, week one, and emergency tax basis.

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TEFL Courses at the award winning Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre, a Department of Education recognised training Institute, now in its 32nd year of business, is a quality school with Cambridge Exams Centre recognition, EAQUALS, Quality English, ACELS/QQI and FETAC accreditation.

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Maximize your time with the guidance counsellor

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Your appointment with the guidance counsellor is an opportunity for each Leaving Cert student to discuss individual needs with a professional, who is non-judgmental and focused on helping the student achieve his/her goals. It is important then, with limited resources in school, to make best use of this time. Being clear on what you want to achieve, while also being open to new ideas within your interest realm, can open up different worlds to a young person. While information, direction, and guidance is offered at this time, the arduous task of finding the right path is a personal one.

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Futureproof your career

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

The Irish Institute of Training & Development’s trainer skills certificate is a massive step towards futureproofing your career. Within the world of work, several factors mean the workplace of the future will be a very different place than it is currently. Previously, organisations offered clear pathways for their employees, but this certainty will soon become outdated.

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New courses on offer at NUI Galway open days

Thu, Oct 03, 2019

NUI Galway’s open days take place tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday from 9am to 3pm, at the Bailey Allen Hall and throughout the university campus. Students can expect to find information on the full range of undergraduate courses on offer with more than 80 stands presenting for the two-day event, including four new courses for 2020 entry.

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Futureproof your career

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The Irish Institute of Training & Development’s trainer skills certificate is a massive step towards futureproofing your career. Within the world of work, several factors mean the workplace of the future will be a very different place than it is currently. Previously, organisations offered clear pathways for their employees, but this certainty will soon become outdated.

The best place for organisations to source talent is from within, and to nurture it. An internal supply of talent demonstrates that there is a value placed on the employees' skills, and the message that promotions occur within sends out positive signals.

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How to succeed in sixth year

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

It is a bright day in mid-June. You are lying in your bed, very aware that no alarm is going off and you do not have to be anywhere or pick up any books today. One of the most difficult exams, if not the most difficult exam, in your life is behind you.

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Consider a career in make-up artistry

Thu, Sep 26, 2019

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginners to advanced levels. The school is constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends. It offers a variety of full time and part time options.

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