EU Funded Erasmus Plus Programme at KCFE

Mary Murphy, Assistant Principal and PRO at KCFE. Photograph: Domnick Walsh Eye Focus
Mary Murphy, Assistant Principal and PRO at KCFE. Photograph: Domnick Walsh Eye Focus ©

Following a rigorous application process Kerry College of Further Education, Tralee has been successful in securing the Erasmus Plus* programme for future students of the college.

This in an EU funded scheme and it provides an option for adult learners at KCFE to complete the work experience part of their course abroad.

Grants for Expenses

Learners who are successful in securing an Erasmus placement will qualify for a grant towards the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenses.

In addition, they will receive language and cultural preparation prior to departure.

“This exciting development marks new territory for KCFE and offers a host of benefits for learners.

Independence and Self-Esteem

“Learners will be presented with an opportunity to gain relevant vocationally specific work experience in an international setting whilst experiencing living in another culture.

“It will foster independence and build self-esteem and of course enhance the learners CV.

“We plan on introducing the international work placements on a small scale initially and increasing our involvement with the scheme as time goes by.” said Mary Murphy, PRO for the college.

*The Erasmus programme is called after the Dutch Scholar, Desiderium Erasmus (1465-1563), who spent his life living and working in many different European countries. Its application by colleges here allows students to do just that also for specified periods of time.

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