Dublin City University is now inviting applications for a new suite of 15 courses under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative 2018, announced this week.
All courses under Springboard+ are free for those who are unemployed, those previously self-employed and those returning to work. Employed participants on the DCU Springboard+ courses will be subsidised 90% of the course fee.
Among DCU’s qualifications (Levels 8 and 9) on offer as part of Springboard+ 2018 are Data Analytics, Management of Clean Technology, Artificial Intelligence, The Internet of Things, Advanced Manufacturing, Operations Management, Software Systems and Entrepreneurship, Computing and IT.
Welcoming the announcement, Prof Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, said: “At the heart of the Springboard+ initiative is an emphasis on the importance of lifelong learning and up-skilling. These are attributes long-shared by DCU and we are proud to continue our long-standing association with successful online and distance learning. The qualifications we are providing under the expanded Springboard+ programme for 2018 are reflective of the rapidly-evolving society and workplace environments that we inhabit today. I’m confident that the courses – and culture – at DCU will provide Springboard+ participants with a memorable and meaningful learning experience, equipping them with enhanced skill sets and increasing their employability.”
Candidates wishing to enrol with DCU as part of Springboard+ 2018 can find full details on the approved courses at: www.dcu.ie/connected/