November 28, 2020
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Extra Springboard courses available to Kilkenny people looking to upskill

Kilkenny people who are looking to upskill or reskill can avail of places on new third-level courses.

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced additional Springboard-funded places are available at the college under new Government stimulus measures.

WIT has received an additional €207,000 in funding for Springboard places. This brings to over €2.3 million the funding allocated to provide places on third-level courses to employees, jobseekers, previously self-employed people and people returning to the workforce across the region.

WIT is running a virtual open evening this Wednesday to highlight the various part-time and Springboard+ courses available for the upcoming academic year.

The virtual open evening for adult learners, which starts 6.30pm, will give people the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about returning to study, fees, and areas they are interested in.

The Head of the Department of Lifelong Learning at WIT, Neil Quinlan, says there is enormous interest in Springboard courses this year.

“It’s been hectic and we will be recruiting right through September to fill all available places. Springboard courses allow people to gain a new qualification in one year or less generally and so provide a great structure for people to get back to work and or advance their career,” he added.

Places are available in areas such as Advanced Drug Formulation, Biomedical Engineering, Data Analytics, Engineering Automation, Financial Services, Hospitality, Pharma Quality Management and Software Development.

There are also post-graduate places available in course covering Economics and Finance and Digital Marketing Practice, Business Analytics, Finance and Business Analytics, and Data Analytics.

For more information, or to book a Zoom call with the WIT Springboard & Part-time Virtual Helpdesk, visit: upskill.wit.ie.

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