New course to help workers re-skill for technology jobs

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LIMERICK and Clare Education and Training Board is helping workers transition into sustainable tech jobs through the national Skills to Advance initiative.
Earlier this week, the board launched its Diploma in Full-Stack Software Development, delivered by Code Institute, which will take learners from beginner to qualification as a software developer studying part-time over 52 weeks.

This course represents a great opportunity for those whose jobs are at risk or those who are currently unemployed re-skill to avail of existing opportunities locally, regionally and remotely.

Prospective participants can find out how this course can help them or their business when the board hosts a webinar in association with the Code Institute on Thursday, October 22 from noon to 1pm. Graduates, career services and a Skills to Advance advisor will answer questions about the course, the job opportunities it opens up and how it can help a business progress its digital transformation.
The Mid-West has successfully positioned itself as a tech hub, attracting high-skilled, sustainable jobs. Multinational companies employ over 20,000 staff in the region. By delivering high-tech digital skills, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board aims to secure long-term growth through the creation of a deep pool of technical talent.

Those applying to enrol in November can be qualified in 2021 – while continuing to work in their existing role. For learners applying now, it’s reassuring to know that this is a fully-funded programme and that recent graduates of the course, who qualified during lockdown, are now working in the sector both locally and remotely.

Code Institute works on a one-to-one basis with learners providing extensive tutoring, mentoring and career services support. This ensures that learners are helped stay on track as they study.

Details at https://learningandskills.ie/skills-to-advance/.