Fine Gael TD for Galway West, Sean Kyne, has welcomed the allocation of €750,000 for GMIT to carry out maintenance and development of facilities and equipment.
“I am delighted that GMIT is to receive €750,000 in funding as part of a nationwide Infrastructure Maintenance Fund Grant for Institutes of Technology, worth €10 million.
“The Institutes can use the funds to discharge costs already incurred on a range of small-scale building works, refurbishment of existing facilities and / or upgrading equipment.
“Funding like this is crucial to keep GMIT well maintained and equipped so that it can provide a top class working environment for its students.
“GMIT is a hugely valuable resource in the West, producing highly educated and skilled graduates to meet the employment demands created by our recovering economy. Over 135,000 jobs have been created since the Government launched its Action Plan for Jobs in 2012. The West Action Plan for Jobs sets out a specific path for delivering 25,000 additional jobs in the region over the coming years.
“Fine Gael has a plan to keep this recovery going and to create even more employment. More jobs mean increased tax revenue with which we can make these kinds of investments in our education system.”