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Need to train or upskill? Meet GRETB at Jobs Expo Galway

20 January 2017
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Considering returning to education, upskilling or an apprenticeship? Meet the Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) at Jobs Expo Galway on Saturday 11 February 2017.

The GRETB Training Centre is one of the largest training facilities in the West of Ireland and is located in Mervue, Galway. The GRETB Training Centre provides an excellent range of full-time day courses and evening courses, as well as apprenticeships. In addition, they offer community training programmes and blended learning.

Course options include programmes that provide the skills necessary for employment. QQI, City & Guilds, Microsoft and Cisco as well as other industry-recognised awarding bodies accredit their courses. Furthermore, all courses have a strong work placement element.

Day Courses

GRETB’s day courses are full-time and take place throughout the year. There are a variety of courses on offer. These include information technology, engineering and quality assurance courses. In addition, there are courses on bus driving as well as HGV Rigid and Artic truck driving. Cleanroom and packaging operations, logistics and distribution, and warehouse operative courses are also offered. Furthermore there are programmes covering sports and recreation, beauty therapy and healthcare support.


Apprenticeship is the recognised means by which people train to become craftspeople in Ireland. SOLAS has statutory responsibility for the management of the apprenticeship programme, and GRETB administer the programme for counties Galway and Roscommon.

Evening/Weekend Courses

GRETB Training Centre evening and weekend courses take place at the GRETB Training Centre or in a facility in Roscommon. These courses are available to employed fee-paying clients who wish to upskill for personal as well as professional development. In addition, unemployed clients are eligible through the local DSP/Intreo Office.


The training centre facilities consist of:

  • 9 fully equipped computer rooms
  • State of the art cleanroom facilities and classroom
  • 2 fully equipped welding workshops
  • State of the art electrical instrumentation workshops
  • Fully equipped workshops for apprenticeship classes in carpentry and joinery, as well as electrical and motor
  • Meeting rooms
  • Canteen facilities

The GRETB Training Centre is conveniently located on bus routes from Galway City. Furthermore, there is ample car parking for all students.


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