The Irish education system and its ability to meet the challenges of future global trends will be put under the spotlight at a seminar in GMIT on Friday 12 April.
Entitled ‘Education: Meeting the Challenges of Future Change’, the seminar will debate the implications for Galway of future economic, demographic, technological trends and the opportunities presented for educational provision at all levels.
Keynote speakers at the event include Professor Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway and Mr Michael Carmody, President of GMIT.
Organised by Galway 2040, the seminar is the first in a series of open invitation seminars to promote foresight and planning in the Galway region and to ensure a prominent place for Galway citizens, enterprises and institutions into the future.
Delegates from across all sectors of education and employers concerned with future skills are invited to attend and debate the key issues facing the future of educational provision at the half day seminar which commences at 10am.
“This seminar, as we face major future change, should be of deep interest to all sectors of education in the Galway region, primary, second-level, further and higher Education,” said Dr Seán Mc Donagh, who will chair the seminar. “It will also interest industry and enterprise and those concerned with quality skills and research for future employment.”
Other speakers at the seminar will include Professor Lokesh Joshi, Vice-President for Research at NUI Galway, Joe McDonogh, CEO of Co. Galway VEC and Professor Iain MacLaren, Director of the Centre for Education and Learning Technology (CELT) at NUI Galway.