INM invests €250,000 in staff training programme
Independent News & Media (INM) is investing €250,000 in a digital training and education programme for its staff.
The programme will cover areas including digital marketing and advertising, IT and general management. It will be delivered in partnership with the National College of Ireland, which will deliver tailored programmes for INM staff through its campus in Dublin's IFSC.
The plan was announced by INM chairman Leslie Buckley at the opening of the company's new centralised news hub on Tuesday. INM is the publisher of this newspaper.
"Earlier in the year, the board gave a commitment to management and staff that it would ensure they would have the opportunity to learn the skills that will enable them to work into the future in this rapidly changing digital era," Buckley said.
"I am therefore pleased to announce an investment of €250,000 in a new digital training and education programme with the National College of Ireland.
"Financed fully by INM, this initiative is sure to benefit our teams across the whole INM Group and ultimately the consumers of our news content. It is important that we will continue to innovate and change in an ever-evolving market environment."
INM's new hub was opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny. He said: "The way INM is moving ahead, you may be set to reach people's minds in a way that has not been thought of yet. The world of media is changing fast - it is difficult to predict what it will be like in 20 years."
Sunday Indo Business