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IT Carlow Offers New Pathway to ICT Careers through Direct Entry Computing Course

18/08/2014

Institute of Technology Carlow, Monday, August 18th 2014. Institute of Technology Carlow has today announced a new direct entry Higher Certificate in Computing. The two year full-time programme, offered at IT Carlow’s Wexford Campus, will commence this September and prepare students for a wide range of software development opportunities in both Irish and multinational companies.

 IT Carlow continues to be a leader in Computing and Networking – it was the first third level institute in Ireland to offer honours degrees in both Games Development and Software Engineering disciplines. Computing graduates of IT Carlow are working with companies including UNUM, Google, IBM, Microsoft, HP, Sun, Sage and Intel – both in Ireland and abroad.

 With the increased demand for computing course places this year, the course offers a new route to students hoping to work in this key growth sector. There are already more than 105,000 people employed in the technology sector in Ireland, while the government ICT Skills Action Plan indicates a continuing strong demand for high-level ICT skills with 44,500 job openings forecast to arise over the period to 2018.

Dr. Janette Davies of IT Carlow’s Wexford campus welcomed this new initiative as a positive response to the Government’s ICT strategy and demand from local and regional employers.

 The application closing date is Friday, September 5th  2014.

See wexfordcampus.ie/computing for full course details and application form.

 ENDS