ICT Skillnet holds key to jobs in the digital revolution

Want to be part of the digital transformation of business? A final call has gone out for people to take part in a free Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet that opens the door to new job opportunities in tech.

The business world is digitally transforming. Every business is a digital business. And a new Future in Tech Academy skillnet could ensure that people whose career has been impacted by Covid or who don’t want to miss out on the digital revolution can be part of it.

The Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet, with support from Skillnet Ireland, is now offering eight Tech Skills Training Pathways to help non-tech job seekers rapidly and easily develop new digital skills and access new job opportunities as a result.

“The demand and growth in digital and technology skills requirements is accelerating faster than planned because of Covid”

Delivered entirely online via virtual classrooms along with projects, assignments, tutorials, mentor support and linked to recognisable certifications with long-term value, the pathways are a key to viable and steady employment long into the future.

The programme covers eight key professional areas in tech: IT technical support, IT networking, cloud practitioner, digital marketing professional, cybersecurity analyst, software developer, data analyst and web developer.

Applications are open until 16 April for those who are interested in joining. To learn more, visit Future in Tech Academy

Eight tech professional pathways

The fully-funded and free programme covers eight key professional areas in tech: IT technical support, IT networking, cloud practitioner, digital marketing professional, cybersecurity analyst, software developer and web developer.

Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet with support from Skillnet Ireland, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and a host of technology companies, is offering eight certified Tech Skills Pathways to help non-tech jobseekers rapidly and easily develop new digital skills and access new job opportunities in the digital economy.

This initiative is part of the Skillnet Ireland Skills Connect programme which facilitates the rapid reskilling of workers most impacted by COVID-19.  Skills Connect is designed in partnership with enterprises to enhance cross-sector employability and support people who have lost their jobs. It offers a suite of bespoke upskilling and training solutions, designed by enterprise, aimed at supporting re-entry into the workforce.  

“The demand and growth in digital and technology skills requirements is accelerating faster than planned because of Covid,” said Dave Feenan the ICT Skillnet Network Manage.

“New programmes, especially ones like the ‘Future in Tech’ that are industry led, industry mentored and industry certified, provide a new pipeline of talented individuals who are immediately employable. This programme provides a unique opportunity for individuals to consider a career in technology, affording them extensive employment options across all sectors. 

Are you aware of an individual currently unemployed, looking to return to work, and interested in starting a career in tech? Help us to help them”.

By John Kennedy (john.kennedy3@boi.com)

Published: 26 March 2021