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Tourism Ireland is predicting a bumper year in 2016 – they predict 8.2million overseas visitors to Ireland this year, spending an estimated €4.2billion. This amounts to growth of between 4 and 5 per cent, which is very significant, writes SABINA TRENCH, CAREER COACH, SLI NUA CAREERS, WESTPORT.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today officially launched the Mayo Medical Academy, an NUI Galway partnership with Saolta University Health Care Group and Mayo University Hospital for the training of doctors. The Academy is housed in a purpose-designed facility located in the former chapel on the grounds of Mayo University Hospital.
Hundreds of jobseekers and employers who are looking to plug skills gaps in their organisations are expected to descend on Hotel Meyrick tomorrow Friday, as the Springboard+ Showcase arrives in the city.
NUI Galway, in collaboration with 19 software industry partners, is offering a limited number of free places on its Higher Diploma in Software Design and Development Programme – Industry Stream. This programme was recently awarded the accolade of being Postgraduate Programme of the Year in Information Technology by Grad Ireland.
New figures indicate that the number of interns participating in the JobBridge initiative in Mayo to date is 1,016, with 202 currently enrolled in the scheme. However, a recent report suggests that significant reform is needed to enhance the experience of participants and increase their progression into secure employment.
NUIG works with high-tech companies to offer longer work-placements to increase student employability
In a significant development for engineering education and following extensive consultation with industry partners, the NUI Galway College of Engineering and Informatics has announced that the duration of the Professional Experience Programme (PEP) for third year Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students will be extended to eight months in duration. Students will now undertake work placement in leading local, national, and international high-technology companies, including medical device companies, from January to August, starting in 2015.
The tech industry in Ireland continues to grow and opportunities exist for graduates, whether from an ICT background or not. But what do tech companies actually want? What is needed to start up a tech company of your own?
Speaking this week in response to parliamentary question responses received from the office of the Minister for Social Protection, Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has said has said that real jobs in the public sector are being displaced by cheap labour provided by JobBridge interns. She said “Here in Mayo, 152 cheap interns are being exploited under the JobsBridge scheme in public sector bodies while 44 JobBridge interns are being used by Mayo County Council.”
Three in five participants in JobBridge – the national internship scheme - secure employment following their internship, according to an independent evaluation published on May 1 by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton.
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