Education or Work
Each student has a two year period in GHIS to learn and improve IT skills in a supported environment in view of further developing these skills in Further Education or Higher Education or to use these newly acquired skills at work or in a job scheme.
GHIS has links with local further education colleges which are also part of the CDETB.
Students can progress to courses at QQI level 5 and 6 in these colleges:
– Liberties College of Further Education
– Inchicore College of Further Education
– Pearse College of Further Education
– Ballyfermot College of Further Education
– Marino College of Further Education
– Rathmines College of Further Education
Access to Higher Education
Access programs provide preparation for study in third level education.
GHIS has links with the following:
– TAP – Trinity Access Program
Students can progress onto degrees in Universities and colleges, such as:
– UCD – University College dublin
– TCD – Trinity College Dublin
– DCU – Dublin City University
– NUI – National University of Ireland – Maynooth
– NCI – National College of Ireland
Students can apply for CE Schemes once they have completed their training time in GHIS. They must go to their local INTREO office and find out about their suitability to apply there. The welfare officer in INTREO will assist them with their application. The local INTREO office is on Cork Street, Dublin 8.
Springboard and Momentum
Springboard and Momemtum are Irish Government educational initiatives. They are free courses funded by the state, provided by colleges and universities. The courses are related to sectors of the Irish economy where jobs are available for example IT. The courses vary in length but are usually between 6 and 9 months. Work experience is provided as part of some of the courses. Tutors help the students with their applications. More information on the Springboardcourse.ie website.
Web Elevate – Digital Skills Academy
Web Elevate is an international educationl initiative they offer one of the world’s first international undergraduate online BSc degree programmes in “integrated digital technology, digital business and digital design”. Students who have completed the Web and Graphics modules can continue their studies at this college. http://www.digitalskillsacademy.com/