Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) announced the launch of its new Part-time Prospectus for 2016/17 which includes more than 60 programmes across business, law, accountancy, engineering, computing, languages, creative arts and health and science.
Whether learners are seeking to gain new qualifications, improve work skills or simply learn a new talent, DkIT has an option for everyone this autumn.
The new prospectus brings with it a host of exciting new accredited programmes aimed at addressing specific skills requirements within the North East. For example a significant focus for DkIT has been the creation of innovative learning opportunities in the computing and engineering space. From September 2016, part-time learners can study courses in Programming, Web Development and Computer Service Management. From the engineering perspective new programmes are available in Building Energy Management, Construction Project Management and Building Information Management.
An abundance of part-time learning opportunities have also been developed to support the local business community with specialist courses in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Employment Law and Strategic Business Planning. New programmes also aim to support the region’s burgeoning creative industry cluster with certificates in Universal Design, 2D and 3D Digital Animation and 3D for Games. A limited number of places for these programmes are offered for free to relevant applicants as part of the government supported, Springboard+ Initiative.
DkIT has also expanded its part-time offering in health and science with certified programmes in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice and Psychosocial Interventions. In addition, from September, DkIT introduces Ireland’s first ever accredited course for frontline staff on how to recognise and respond to domestic abuse. In line with the North East region’s competitive offering in the agri-food sector, the Institute is also providing related professionals the opportunity to obtain new qualifications in Food Supply Chain Operations and Food and Agri-Business.
Speaking at the launch, Anton Barrett, Head of the Lifelong Learning Centre at DkIT said: ‘We are delighted to officially launch our much-expanded part-time prospectus for 2016/17. As conditions in the Irish job market improve, it is vital that job seekers and professionals continue to expand their skillset to capitalise on new opportunities.
“Our programmes have been designed to provide key skills that are in demand by employers in the North East and we will continue to work with the local business community to ensure that these needs are met. The Lifelong Learning Centre at DkIT welcomes learners of every age and background and with more choice than ever before, I am certain we can provide a new learning opportunity for everyone”.
Enrolment for DkIT part-time courses is now open and detailed information on all available programmes can be found by visiting www.learn.ie or by contacting the Lifelong Learning Centre directly via telephone: 042-9370290 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.