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Monaghan Institute’s Erasmus Internship in the Netherlands 

Learners from Monaghan Institute’s QQI Level 5 Engineering Technology, QQI Level 5 Computer Games and QQI Level 6 Software Development courses are currently preparing to complete their work experience placement in Groningen, in the Netherlands from 29th January until 9th February 2024. 

This exciting opportunity is made possible through the Léargas funded Erasmus+ programme, a European Union funding initiative established in 1987, enabling college students to pursue studies or internships abroad. Monaghan Institute have collaborated with ROC Friese Poort, our partner college in the Netherlands, on three prior Erasmus programmes. In anticipation of their upcoming trip, participants are required to participate in team preparation activities and acquire proficiency in Dutch language skills, to ensure readiness for their travel experience.

Whilst in Groningen, our learners will engage in practical experiences with leading engineering and computer software companies. This innovative exposure will enhance their careers prospects in the rapidly evolving engineering and software development fields whether at home or internationally. It also serves as a platform to apply the engineering and coding skills acquired through the QQI certified programmes at Monaghan Institute.

It will not be soley work-focused however, as Gronnigen offers a charming University city with a cosmopolitan ambiance, featuring numerous museums, restaurants, bars, theatres and festivals. As a cultural hub in the north of the Netherlands, learners will be accompanied by Monaghan Institute Engineering and IT teachers, Matthew Ward and Ray Quinn.

For further information on all the Engineering and Computer course options at Monaghan Institute, why not visit our impressive campus Open Day on Tuesday 5th March 2024 or our website @www.monaghaninstitute.ie.