Pictured at the launch at Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre. L-R Kevin Broderick ( BACD) Denise Rocks ( West Regional Skills Forum) Senator Aisling Dolan, Eoghan Kenny (BACD) Marina Downey (BACD) Seadna Ryan (TUS) Denis Naughten TD, Liam Horan ( Connected Hubs) Seamus Duffy (BACD) Micheal Tobin (TUS) Cllr Evelyn Parsons, Aoife Kelly(TUS) Patricia Tierney (BTFE) Declan Doran (TUS) Noel Madden (BACD) Martina Flanagan (BACD) Lyn Donnelly (BACD) and Joe Lyons( BACD)
The Technological University of the Shannon has opened a 'TUS Learning Gate' at Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre.
After years of various Government reports and plans seeking to have better third level engagement and opportunity in the town this new innovate development builds on the linkages with other academic campuses on the island such as U.L. and University of Galway (Portciuncula Hospital), U.C.C National Paramedical College (Enterprise Centre).
The ‘TUS Learning Gate’, a concept introduced by Dr Michael Tobin, Dean of Faculty of Continuing, Professional, Online and Distance Learning, seeks to formally establish a location/space where TUS students and academic staff may meet and learn together, through the provision of one of the many online programmes provided by the Faculty of Continuing, Professional, Online and Distance Learning at TUS Athlone Campus.
The official launch took place on Tuesday 18th November with members of TUS, Ballinasloe Area Community development and public representatives in attendance.
Lyn Donnelly, manager of Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre said she was delighted to team up with TUS on this new concept as it offered locals from the area an alternative to traveling to Athlone and showcased the facilities available here on their doorstep. “It also strengthens the ties between the University and the locale, ensuring this service that is available in several towns and villages across the midlands is now available to the Ballinasloe community, which will be of huge benefit”, states Lyn.
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