GMIT has been successful in its application to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to deliver 13 new free upskilling courses at its Mayo and Galway campuses under the recently announced Springboard+ 2018 programme.

The Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton launched the new suite of courses earlier this week, making available some 8,000 places on 245 upskilling and reskilling courses in third level colleges across the country.

The majority of the courses start this in Autumn (2018) , however a number commence later in 2018 and in early 2019. All applications must be made through the website www.springboardcourses.ie

GMIT President, Dr Fergal Barry told Midwest News today that GMIT is delighted to get approval to run these courses. Over 560 places will be available across the courses, with almost 400 being delivered in a blended or online way and almost 100 of those places being delivered from the Mayo Campus of GMIT.

He said the courses are designed to support the needs of people in the region to reskill and upskill and ultimately support the development of the most advanced, flexible and relevant Higher Education System in Europe by 2026.”

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