Learn 3D modelling with Blender

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

There is a demand for 3D art and animation skills in Ireland, in the animation industry and games industry. Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline — modelling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

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Party foods for your coeliac child — advice from the College of Naturopathic Medicine

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Q: How can my coeliac daughter have fun at friends' birthday parties without worrying about food?

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Courses for all levels at the International School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

The International School of Make-up Artistry, based in Galway, has a wide variety of diploma courses to suit all ages and levels. Whether you are just starting out and would like to become a professional make-up artist, or you currently have a qualification in make-up or beauty and would like to enhance your skills, the school has courses designed to suit.

Many graduates are now enjoying freelance careers as a make-up artists working for themselves. There are many great advantages to a freelance career, as you can design your career to suit your lifestyle. Some graduates continue with their full time or part time profession and opt to work part time as freelance make-up artists, specialising in weddings and special occasions. Others work full time as a freelance make-up artists. Others have chosen to work for a cosmetic company. This is a great option also as there is a wide variety of career choices when working for a company, and many perks such as a discount on the products, plus opportunities to do make-up for events, such as fashion and TV shows. Every day offers something different for a make-up artist, which is part of the fun when having such a creative career.

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Students take to the streets tomorrow in climate change call

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Students from across Galway will take to the streets tomorrow (Friday) to demand action on climate change. The events, organised by local students and youth groups, will see teenagers skip school to attend a demonstration in Eyre Square calling on the Government to secure the future of the environment.

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PLC biomed course at Galway Community College provides an access route to a science degree

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Galway Community College has been successfully running a QQI Level 5 biomedical/laboratory skills course for the past three years. This course gives students many options to progress into university degree courses and to access employment in the thriving medtech sector in Galway.

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CareerClub for senior cycle students and their parents/guardians comes to Galway

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Are you a student starting senior cycle in September or currently in fifth or sixth year? Are you the parent/guardian of such a student? Then CareerClub might be just what you need.

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The countdown is on to Pathways

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Whether you are sitting the Leaving Cert this June, thinking about what subjects to choose for senior cycle, or planning your next steps in college or your career, now is the time to plan a trip to Pathways. Organised by the Galway Advertiser group, this event promises something for everyone planning their next steps.

The country's largest educational institutions will be at the event, offering advice on everything from PLC courses and apprenticeships to undergraduate degrees in all disciplines.

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Searching a for the dream job in 2019

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

As we approach the middle of March, it is likely that your New Year, new me ideals and promises have sadly fallen by the wayside; it happens to us all.

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Java software developer course at the GRETB Training Centre

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Build your career as a computer programmer with the Java Software Develop Course starting shortly at the GRETB Training Centre in Mervue Business Park, Mervue, Galway.

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CareerClub launches nationwide offering support for senior cycle students and their parents/guardians

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Are you a student starting senior cycle in September or currently in fifth or sixth year? Are you the parent/guardian of such a student? Then CareerClub might be just what you need.

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Upskill in 2019 with a payroll qualification

Thu, Mar 07, 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 March 14 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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Galway Rural Development — working through partnership

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Many hands make light work — the key to success. Galway Rural Development is pleased to be collaborating with a number of different organisations in Galway in order to deliver top quality education and training. Many of the courses are offered in partnership with Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board, and in the past few years GRD has also hosted workshops with Croi, Youthwork Ireland, Aids West, Healthy Ireland, TUSLA, Galway County PPN, and Galway County Libraries.

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Galway schools help to pioneer national programme in computer coding

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

A pilot programme to help schools introduce coding at junior cycle is to be extended to a second phase from September 2019, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has announced this week.

Two Galway secondary schools — Coláiste na bPiarsach, Ros Muc, and Coláiste Na Coiribe, Gaillimh — were among almost 50 selected nationally in 2017 to pioneer junior cycle Coding in Action, an initiative spearheaded by the Department of Education and Skills’ Junior Cycle for Teachers support service, Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, Science Foundation Ireland, and Intel Ireland.

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Learn the art of beauty make-up and the intricacies of prosthetics with the School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 30 years, specialising in make-up artistry. The school's trainers are all highly skilled with many years' experience in the industry and are eager to share their knowledge with the students.

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Pathways —major colleges and careers event to be held in Galway next month

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Pathways, a colleges and careers event being hosted by the Galway Advertiser, will take place in The Galmont Hotel, Galway, on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. We will also be producing a comprehensive Education Supplement in all our papers the week before the event.

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NUI Galway to host free family fun day on Saturday for Engineers Week

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

NUI Galway is calling all wannabe engineers to participate in a free full-day family event, Engineering Our Future: Family Fun Day, which will take place this Saturday as part of Engineers Week. The event will run from 10am to 4pm in the university's Alice Perry Engineering Building.

The family fun day is part of the Engineers Week 2019 which celebrates engineering across Ireland, and runs from March 2 to 8. The day will feature science and engineering shows, movie screenings, workshops, and hands-on activities that will inspire young (and older) people.

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Open day at Galway Community College next week

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Galway Community College of Further Education (GCC) will hold its annual open day on Tuesday March 5 from 9am to 4pm. GCC is centrally located at Moneenageisha Junction and staff are looking forward to welcoming future learners of full-time courses commencing in September, to the open day to showcase what the college has to offer.

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Lab demos and workshops at GMIT for Engineers Week

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Students and staff at the GMIT School of Engineering will host a series of laboratory demonstrations and workshops for secondary and primary school pupils from Monday as part of Engineers Week.

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NUI Galway launches new course for social workers and practitioners in children and family services

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

NUI Galway’s discipline of social work at the School of Political Science and Sociology is offering a new postgraduate certificate in continuing professional development for social work, for qualified social workers at various stages of their social work career.

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Eight reasons why a short course can be a winner

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Q: I want to improve my skills with a view to advancing in my career. I have looked at a few courses on sites such as Alison.com and Udemy.com, and they look good, but they don't seem to have great accreditation. Should I bother with them?

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