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Saturday 19 August 2017

College offers jobless graduates chance to upskill

Ailish O'Hora

Ailish O'Hora

The Institute of Technology Tallaght has introduced a new course targeting unemployed graduates.

Part of a partnership with private training firm Innovo, the college is looking to upskill 80 graduates or industry professionals from science, technology, engineering or business backgrounds.

The deadline for the first tranche of 40 applicants for the eight-month course is September 10. Successful individuals will not have to forfeit their social welfare payments while retraining.

Funding for the course comes from the €20m Labour Market Activation Fund introduced by the Department of Enterprise earlier this year.

Launching the course, Junior Minister Conor Lenihan said: "Human capital is the most important thing we have in this country."

Irish Independent

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