The GRETB Training Centre is one of the largest training facilities in the West of Ireland. They offer a wide range of full-time day courses and evening courses, as well as apprenticeships. In addition, GRETB offers community training programmes and blended learning.
QQI, City & Guilds, Microsoft and Cisco as well as other industry-recognised awarding bodies accredit their courses. All GRETB courses include work placement. As a result, their graduates are job-ready.
Full Time Courses
GRETB’s full-time day courses include information technology, engineering and quality assurance courses. They also offer on bus driving as well as HGV Rigid and Artic truck driving, plus cleanroom and packaging operations, logistics and distribution, and warehouse operations. Furthermore, there are day courses on subjects such as sports and recreation, beauty therapy and healthcare support.
GRETB is responsible for administrating the apprenticeship programme for Galway and Roscommon. Apprenticeship is the means by which people train to become craftspeople in Ireland. SOLAS has statutory responsibility for the management of the apprenticeship programme.
Evening and weekend courses take place at the GRETB Training Centre as well as in a facility in Roscommon. These are fee-paying courses and they are suitable for anyone who wants to upskill for personal or 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. There is also ample car parking for all students.