Carlow GAA & Institute of Technology Carlow Announce Partnership Extension
Institute of Technology Carlow has extended its partnership with Carlow GAA for another year, it has been announced.
Chairperson of Carlow GAA, Sean Campion, spoke glowingly at the announcement, “We are delighted to extend our partnership agreement with Institute of Technology Carlow for a further 12 months into the new decade. The partnership between these two great Carlow organisations has been mutually beneficial for both parties and has really given us the impetus to maintain progress across all our strands. From grassroots level all the way up to our Adult units, Institute of Technology Carlow has been a constant support to our association and a key driver for us to improve, as a small but proud and progressive GAA County”.
Reaffirming the partnership with Carlow GAA, Declan Doyle, Vice President of Institute of Technology Carlow said, “Institute of Technology Carlow is delighted to continue our partnership with Carlow GAA. Our relationship has grown stronger over the past two years and now includes collaborations spanning primary and post primary schools as well as higher education. The combination of the two brands has been a successful partnership and the manner in which Carlow GAA supports the partnership is exemplary”.
The County Board Chairperson finished by alluding to Carlow GAA’s popular tagline, “This ongoing partnership is not only extremely positive for Carlow GAA, but is hugely important in showing that County Carlow is rising across all manner of areas and that by supporting each other & working together on a local level, both ourselves and Institute of Technology Carlow have proved that great things are possible”.
Since its founding in 1970, Institute of Technology Carlow has generated over 55,000 graduates. It currently ranks as the 2nd largest of Ireland’s 11 Institutes of Technology with more than 8,500 enrolments and 800 staff. Institute of Technology Carlow provides higher educational programmes, and research and enterprise development opportunities, through its centres in Carlow, Wexford, and Wicklow.
The Institute offers more than 80 taught programmes to Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), and boasts the second highest percentage of postgraduates in the IoT sector. Institute of Technology Carlow has the highest percentage of Lifelong Learners in the sector, which reflects the commitment to providing higher educational opportunities for all.