23rd Jun 2015
The College of Computing Technology calls on Irish students to consider a Tech career ahead of CAO deadline
22 JUNE 2015 – In advance of the CAO change of mind deadline on 01 July, the College of Computing Technology encourages students in across Ireland to consider a career in technology.
With 6,000 job vacancies currently in the technology sector alone and over 44,000 vacancies forecast for graduates with technology skills over the next three years, the College of Computing Technology wants to ensure that students are fully aware of the opportunities available if they pursue an ICT course in further or higher education and training.
Vacancies for people with technology skills have increased by 89% since the start of 2011, while earnings have also risen by 15% over the same period.
Everywhere we look, technology has changed our daily lives – from the way we shop and access services to the way we keep in touch with friends and family. There is massive career potential in all types of business, from pharma to fashion, for students who choose an ICT course.
The College of Computing Technology has open places for students on cutting edge computing and technology courses, available for students to commence this autumn. Many of these are fully funded under the government Springboard+ initiative. A survey of Springboard+ ICT conversion graduates nationally recorded that 87% of respondents had secured employment in the industry over the past 18 months.
The courses on offer at CCT are:
- BSc (Hons – level 8) in Information Technology
- BSc (Ordinary – level 7) in Information Technology
- Higher Certificate (level 6) in Science in Computing in Information Technology
- Springboard (funded) courses:
- BSc (Hons – one year – level 8) in Information Technology
- BSc (Ordinary – one year – level 7) in Information Technology
- Diploma in Big Data Technology Skills (One year – level 7)
- Certificate in Web Development (One year – level 7)
- Certificate in Information Technology Support and Development (One year – level 6)
The college also offers a Bachelor of Business (level 7) and several other part-time and professional courses in Web Design & Development, Coding & Software Development, Networking, Systems Administration, Design, Games Development, Digital Marketing, Management, and Data Analytics.
Registration links are available by clicking on all course titles above.
Commenting ahead of the 01 July CAO Change of Mind deadline college president Neil Gallagher said:
“In Ireland we have major international companies in the social media, video games and software industries as well as a growing indigenous base of Irish companies who have technology needs. All of these companies require a steady stream of graduates to fill the jobs being created on a weekly basis. They need graduates with a range of ICT skills, in particular analytical thinking and programming. People with ICT skills can look forward to rewarding careers, working in cutting edge fields.”
The College of Computing Technology offers a range of supports for incoming students on ICT courses, including excellent teaching, learning, and guidance. Our graduates secure high quality jobs in companies in the region that include Oracle, IBM, UPC, General Motors, Three, Asavie Technologies, G Request Entertainment, Cobweb Technologies, SoftCo, Syncrion, Integrity Solutions and more.
A dedicated resource www.SmartFutures.ie is also available to support people in their decision-making on courses and careers. The site features real life career stories and video interviews with people working in a range of diverse industries including space technology and cybersecurity.
For further information please contact
CCT Admissions – firstname.lastname@example.org 01 633 3444