Tipperary Education and Training Board launches Microsoft traineeship

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Patrick O’Sullivan, Training Services Assistant Manager; Matthew Ryan Training Services Manager TETB and Glen Anderson, Director of Irish Colleges Training Centre (ICTC).

TIPPERARY Education and Training Board (TETB) Training Services have launched a Microsoft Traineeship for those interested in acquiring new skills in the information technology sector.

The provision of traineeships is a requirement under SOLAS Further Education and Training Strategy and the Irish Colleges Training Centre (ICTC) has joined forces with TETB to developed this highly innovative traineeship.
The programme is targeted at those who are school leaving, unemployed and/or wishing to retrain or gain new skills in the Information Technology sector. This course is for people who have a genuine interest in developing careers in IT support services and the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work in a range of IT support roles.

They will receive a comprehensive grounding in core hardware, operating systems, networks and cloud computing. Participants will develop the practical skills to install, configure, upgrade, maintain and troubleshoot these systems. Applicants must have a basic knowledge, experience of using computers, computer applications and the internet as well as complete an aptitude test and interview.
The learning outcomes are firmly focused on enabling the participants to gain employment as IT practitioners and to progress to higher level related courses.

TETB Training Services Manager Matthew Ryan said that the demand for skilled and motivated workers has never been higher in the IT sector.
“That’s why we decided to innovate and deliver this Microsoft Certified Traineeship Programme, which is designed to support budding technology/IT professionals to take the first step in their career”.