Springboard+ information evening at AIT

An information evening about industry-focused Springboard+ courses will take place at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT ) this Thursday, 16 July from 4-7pm.

There are 300 places available on 15 courses in growth areas including data analytics, construction management, polymer technology, and advanced manufacturing.

The courses range from CPD certificates and degrees through to postgraduate diploma and Masters qualifications. A number of the courses are delivered on a flexible basis combining online and classroom delivery.

The information evening will take place in the main canteen on campus and will offer prospective students an opportunity to talk to staff about the courses and their career ambitions.

Head of Faculty of Engineering and Informatics at AIT, Dr Austin Hanley, said: “These courses will give students the knowledge and skills required to work in some of the fastest growing areas of the economy. They were developed in consultation with industry and several feature work experience as part of the course. The track record of AIT graduates in securing employment from these courses in previous years is excellent.”

The full listing of AIT courses through Springboard+ is as follows:

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing [ICT Skills Conversion]

Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics [ICT Skills Conversion]

BSc. in Project Informatics and Management (with German )

BSc. (Hons ) Construction Management

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Certificate in Operations, Quality and Lean Management

Certificate in Polymer Technology for Medical Devices

Certificate in Welding Processes for Advanced Manufacturing

CPD Certificate in Building Regulations, Implementation and Compliance

CPD Certificate in Contract Management and Dispute Resolution

CPD Certificate in Estimating & Procurement for Building Services

CPD Certificate in Lean Construction Scheduling and Control

CPD Certificate in Procurement and Estimating for Construction

Masters in Energy & Communications Infrastructure (MECI )

Postgraduate Diploma in Green Engineering

Springboard+ provides free places in higher education for people who are unemployed, previously self-employed, or in short-term work, in order to help them get back to work. Springboard students may be able to keep income supports while completing their course. Further details on Springboard+, together with the eligibility criteria, are available at www.ait.ie/springboard.

Since 2011, 20,000 jobseekers have participated on Springboard courses with an €85 million investment from the Exchequer.

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