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Large range of Springboard+ courses offered at CIT

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 4:04pm

An extensive range of excellent courses will be available at CIT at subsidised rates or for free under the Springboard+ initiative.

Courses available include Cloud Computing, Biopharmaceutical Processing, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices, Digital Marketing, Information Design and Development, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Leadership Development, Validation Science, Designing Innovative Services and Lean Sigma Yellow Belt.

These courses are designed and developed in close collaboration with industry partners and provide a dynamic pipeline of job-ready graduates, with up-to-the-minute skills, and valuable qualifications, for sectors of the Irish economy that are expanding and recruiting.

Springboard+ provides free higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed and those returning to work.

Courses will also be free for employed people on NFQ Level 6 courses.

For employed participants on courses NFQ level 7–9, 90 per cent of the course fee will be funded by the Government, with participants required to contribute just 10 per cent of the fee.

Dr Orla Flynn, Vice President for External Affairs at CIT stated that “CIT has an excellent record of delivering work-relevant programmes under the Springboard initiative, enabling many learners to engage flexibly with educational opportunities, gaining new skills even while in the workplace.

“Our offerings for 2019 are drawn from key areas of strength in CIT such as smart manufacturing, validation science, cloud computing and service design. We look forward to welcoming new Springboard students to CIT later this year and supporting upskilling for our workplaces of the future.”

Details on available courses, eligibility and the application process are available at www.springboardcourses.ie.

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