LYIT granted 234 free Springboard Places

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Free upskilling and reskilling courses for unemployed and homemakers, and 90% funded for employed

The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, has launched a new suite of courses under Springboard+ 2019.

LYIT is delighted to receive the news that 234 free course places have been afforded to the Institute across various different disciplines. Springboard+ provides free higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed, and those returning to work. Even those who are in employment can now avail of the Springboard+ initiative. For employed participants, NFQ Level 6 courses are free, whilst participants on NFQ Level 7 – 9 courses are required to contribute just 10% of the fee and the Government will fund the remainder.

The courses approved at LYIT range from Certificate to Postgraduate Diplomas. They include disciplines such as: Mainframe Technologies; conversion courses into Computing; Cloud Technology; Cyber Security; Data Centre Management; Culinary Skills; Food & Beverage Operations; Sales and Customer Service; BIM (Revit); Management & Leadership, User Experience Design and Applied Innovation.

Speaking about the Springboard+ initiative, John Andy Bonar, Head of Development at LYIT, outlines, “We’re delighted to be able to make these 234 Springboard+ free places available to eligible participants. This brings to over 1,200 the number of free Springboard places made available by LYIT over the last 9 years with 90% of graduates successfully gaining employment as a result.”

“LYIT’s Springboard+ flexibly delivered programmes have been specially designed in association with regional employers to reflect skills and qualifications currently in demand in the North West region and nationally. This welcomed development also signals LYIT’s continuing support for creating Lifelong Learning opportunities for the community across the North West region.”

Candidates who wish to participate in Springboard+ 2019 will find full details here. For further information, feel free to email or call 074 918 6170.

13 Jun 2019