Cork Chamber recently commented on how in line with the Irish government’s call for ICT programmes to address the skills gap in Ireland Cork Institute of Technology has been heavily marketing two programmes in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) area over the past few months.
The Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing was delivered last year and was very successful. Students that undertook this programme were highly sought after by employers and most of these graduates now hold permanent positions. Due to the success of this programme and the continuing demand for graduates with skills in cloud computing, this programme will be delivered for a second time in CIT. The second programme taking place, as part of the ICT skills call, is The Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics.
This programme is new to CIT, and, CIT is only one of two institutions in the country approved to deliver this programme in 2013.
The marketing of these programmes was targeted towards individuals who currently hold an honours degree and were unemployed. In addition, the marketing outlined that candidates should have a good standard of mathematics in order to undertake the programme. With these factors in mind, CIT received almost 200 applicants for the two programmes combined. It was a highly competitive process as The Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing has a capacity of 40 places, and The Higher Diploma in Data Science and Analytics offers just 20 places.
These two Higher Diplomas are starting Monday April 8th 2013. CIT would like to welcome these students and wish them the all the best with their respective programmes and their future careers.
Ken Murphy graduated from University College Cork in 1987 with an Electrical Engineering degree before moving to the US as a Network Design Engineer with BellSouth Corporation. His return to Ireland in 1989 heralded a career which concentrated on the multinational sector, and involved working with companies such as Apple Computer, Cabletron, FMC Automotive, Moog, General Semiconductor and Technicolor.
Ken is a specialist in quality management, purchasing, logistics and supply chain management. He has significant expertise and experience in managing the changing demands of the global media, electronics and automotive sectors at operational and project management levels.
Ken leads CareerWise Recruitment’s Cork operations. He has served on local and national committees of IPICS (The Supply Chain Management Institute), CIPD, the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA), and has completed a three-year term as Chair of the UCC Alumni Board.
Ken has recently been elected as a Director of the Cork Chamber for a four year term to help promote business and drive policy objectives for the Cork Region
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