Digiweb elevates programme to support job seekers

Digiweb, Ireland’s largest Irish-owned independent telecommunications company, is delighted to announce its participation in the WebElevate programme through the Higher Education Authority’s Springboard initiative, aiming to reskill 140 job seekers for the tech sector. With Ireland facing a digital skills shortage, the new industry-linked digital media programme, WebElevate, aims to help plug the digital skills gap while supporting job seekers to forge new careers in Ireland’s booming Irish technology sector. Launched by Digital Skills Academy in partnership with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), WebElevate, a level 8 (honours-degree level) programme, is focused on providing job-seekers with skills for employment in Digital Media, in areas such as Mobile Application Development, Web Commerce, Global Digital Marketing and Web Video production. Alan Millett, Managing Director of Digiweb said “Digiweb are delighted to participate in this fine initiative by the Digital Skills Academy. Job seekers will get the opportunity to work on real-life industry projects while part for the programme which has benefits for both the job seeker and the companies involved.” “We are delighted to be in a position to offer a second WebElevate programme, almost doubling the places on offer for participants,” said Paul Dunne, CEO of Digital Skills Academy. “It also means we can increase our intake of industry partners and thus increase the number of employment opportunities for our participants. “WebElevate has attracted high-calibre companies, with interesting and innovative projects being developed through the programme. It’s a huge opportunity for the participants to be involved in the development process of so many cutting-edge projects,” he said. The next WebElevate programme will begin in April 2012 with 140 places on...