‘Tech’ gets 40k euros from EU for projects

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The ‘Tech’ has received 40,000 euros from the EU’s flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport for a future classroom project and essential skills training.

The North West Regional College (NWRC) was amongst fourteen institutions across Northern Ireland who received 425,000 euros woth of Erasmus+ funding collectively.

Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “Erasmus+ offers children, young people and their teachers fantastic opportunities to share knowledge and experiences with their counterparts across Europe.

“Local institutions will link up with schools in countries across the EU to take forward projects with a range of themes, including maths, the environment, language and literacy, arts and business.

“This experience can only serve to expand their horizons and will deliver side benefits such as the opportunity to learn and practise foreign language skills.

“I am pleased to see the range of local institutions that have been successful in applying for funding under the Erasmus+ programme.

“Almost every sector of the local education system is represented. I congratulate them all and wish all those participating well as they embrace their projects.”