The Cavan Institute students selected to participate in the Erasmus+ programme.

Cavan Institute awarded over €200K by Léargas

Cavan Institute was awarded over €200k by Léargas, the Irish National Agency that administers Erasmus+ and other programme funding on behalf of the EU. Erasmus+ is Europe’s programme helping students work, train or study in another EU country. Twenty-three students have been selected to take part in Cavan Institute’s Erasmus+ programme this month. This will see them working in Seville, Spain on an all-expenses paid basis. Students from various disciplines got to know each other in their pre-departure briefing. They will spend two weeks living together and working in various businesses in Seville. 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. Speaking on the initiative Assistant Principal of European Projects Finola Koegh said students will have the opportunity to develop their “vocational skills” while “broadening their horizons.” “The Erasmus+ programme at Cavan Institute provides wonderful opportunities for students to live and work abroad.” The college hopes that this opportunity will allow more students to experience working abroad next year.

They continue to seek partnerships with agencies and colleges in new countries, and this funding enables us to explore and secure such partnerships.