Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Education & Skills

Progress on new GMIT STEM building a boost to the Connacht Ulster Technological University Plan

Welcome progress on the new STEM building at GMIT is a boost for the plans to establish a new technological university in the West of Ireland.  The GMIT project is one of eleven higher education facilities to which design teams have now been appointed. The teams will progress the projects through design and planning processes. The… Continue Reading

Almost three quarters of a million Euro allocated to Forum Connemara to support employment training for young people with disabilities

Almost three quarters of a million Euro has been allocated to Forum Connemara to fund an employment and training programme for persons with a disability. The funding is part of a national €16 million three-year programme for young people who are aged between 15 and 29 who have a disability or who are less able. In… Continue Reading

40 extra posts brings to 820 the number of Special Needs Assistants supporting pupils in Galway

Increase of over 36% in number of SNAs for Galway since 2011   Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton has confirmed to me that the number of SNAs supporting pupils at primary, secondary and special schools across Galway will rise from 778.9 for the current school year to 819.8 for the school year starting in… Continue Reading

New apprenticeships will support learners and boost critically important sectors

26 new apprenticeships have been launched today as part of €122 million investment in apprenticeships by Government in 2018. The structured education and on-the-job training which apprenticeships provide is a feature of strong economies and forms part of a more varied, stronger mix of further and higher education options. Apprenticeships can be a better pathway to a… Continue Reading

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