Adult & Community Education

Justice Centres in Ballinasloe and Tuam

  Justice Centres, Ballinasloe and Tuam, County Galway

Ballinasloe Training Workshop

  Contact: Mr James Hodgins Phone: 09096 - 43231
    Manager Fax: 09096 - 44273
  Address: Ballinasloe Training Workshop
Canal House
Harbour Road
Co. Galway
    Staff: 3 Staff employed by Committee
(Manager, Supervisor, Administrator)
6 tutors employed by V.E.C.

The Centre is funded by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.



The Department of Justice, County Galway V.E.C. and F?S jointly fund the project.
The aim of the Centre is to enhance the educational opportunities of the participants, thereby enabling progression to further education and employment.

Target Group

Probation & Welfare Clients


  • Desktop Publishing
  • Printing
  • Learner Driving
  • Carpentry
  • Building Construction
  • Computers
  • Literacy & Numeracy
  • Social Skills
  • Physical Education

Resources & Expertise Available

The Centre offers accredited training and education to young people who have come through the Probation Service.

Times / Months Available

8.30 am to 4.30pm (Monday – Friday)
September - July

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Tuam Community Training Centre

  Contact: Mr Frank Curley Phone: 093-28115
    Director Fax: 093-25673
  Address: Tuam Community Training Centre
Co. Galway
    Staff: 11 staff members



  • FETAC Communications Level 3 & 4
  • Maths Level 3
  • Metalwork Level 3
  • Woodwork, Level 3 & 4
  • Driving Instruction
  • Car & HGV
  • Computers Level 3 & 4
  • ECDL
  • Video/Photography Level 3
  • Cookery Level 3.


Overview of Service / Programmes & Certification Offered:

The T.C.T.C. project was established in 1987 following a survey, which highlighted the connection between those who are educationally disadvantaged and those who are excluded from employment opportunities. The aim of the Centre is to foster the personal development of participants thus enabling them to avail of opportunities in open employment, of further formal training and education.

The Department of Justice, County Galway V.E.C. and F?S jointly fund the project.
As well as the subjects outlined above the Centre also offers Heavy Plant & Machinery Course, Safe Pass, Manual Handling and Abrasive Wheels. Counselling Services, Career Guidance, Preparation for Work C.V.s and job placement are provided by the Linkage Programme.

Co. Galway V.E.C. provides tuition hours in a number of subjects.

Target Group:

Participants wishing to return to second chance Education/Training.

Resource & Expertise Available:

  • Fully equipped modern Centre, using the latest technology and training methods.
  • Staffed by trained, experienced V.E.C. teachers and instructors.

Times / Months available:

9.30 – 4.00 (Mon – Fri) September – June inclusive


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