Sunday 22 October 2017

Smart futures can roll out the science message

While information and communications technology is our best bet for the future, we need to convince Irish graduates to take this path

In order to meet the challenge of boosting the numbers studying ICT courses, we need to tackle perceptions, says Barry O'Sullivan
In order to meet the challenge of boosting the numbers studying ICT courses, we need to tackle perceptions, says Barry O'Sullivan

Barry O'Sullivan

As the economic recovery in Ireland continues to gather pace, it is vital that we take a long-term approach in order to ensure that this positive momentum is maintained.

One of our key objectives in this regard should be to ensure that we are equipping students with the right skills to take advantage of the opportunities in growth areas such as technology and science.

Despite wave after wave of positive news about the ICT sector in Ireland - from the emergence of successful new Irish start-ups like Nearform to multinationals such as Google expanding their operations with new jobs being created every week - there are more opportunities than people available to fill them.

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