Updated: May 19
There was great excitement at today’s pre-departure briefing for 23 students selected to take part in Cavan Institute’s Erasmus+ programme as they got ready for their forthcoming trip to Seville in Spain.
The students got to know each other as they’ll spend two weeks living together and working in various business throughout the city. Among the group are five students who completed the barbering course, five from the pre-university law course, five who studied art, craft and design, three qualified beauty therapists, two students who completed the pre-university primary and post-primary teaching course, two who completed science-related programmes and one student from the professional cookery programme.
Work placements have been secured for the students by Praktica Training and Consulting, an agency in Spain which has helped secure such placements for our students with local companies for the last number of years.
Through the Erasmus+ programme at Cavan Institute, students get a chance to experience living and working in another EU country, on an all-expenses-paid basis. They return hugely enriched by their experience.
Cavan Institute was awarded over €200k by Léargas, the Irish National Agency that administers Erasmus+ and other programme funding on behalf of the EU. This will allow more students from more courses to experience working abroad next year. The Institute continues to seek partnerships with agencies and colleges in new countries, and this funding enables us to explore and secure such partnerships.
Our focus is on developing our students’ skills and broadening their horizons. Participating in the Erasmus+ programme is an important dimension to that.
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