LIMERICK Institute of Technology (LIT) has confirmed that it will open a new campus in Ennis on foot of a proposed €750,000 capital investment by Clare County Council.
Located on Bindon Street in the town’s historic core, the new facility will enable a substantial increase in Higher Education activity in the town.
Reflecting LIT’s regional development remit, the LIT Ennis campus will join LIT’s existing campuses at Clonmel and Thurles in Co. Tipperary; Moylish and Clare Street in Limerick City; and a new engineering-focussed campus currently under development at Coonagh on the Clare/Limerick border.
Six degree programmes in Social Care, Early Childhood Care Education, Marketing and Management are now available through the Central Applications Office (CAO) at LIT in Ennis for September commencement. Possibilities for evening and professional learning will also be opened up.
LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane said they were delighted to be able to progress their expansion plans in Ennis.
“We intend to provide an expanded level of daytime undergraduate education through the CAO, as well as opening up the possibility of new evening courses and professional education.
“This is a real vote of confidence in Clare. Crucially, by allowing us to broaden our offering, this new facility adds to the educational options available to people locally, while at the same time enabling us to respond to the needs of business and industry in Clare,” he explained.