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DkIT look to help those hit by the recession

Have you been affected by the recent downturn in the economy? Is your job at risk, or do you need to broaden your skills base to secure your professional future?

In a response to the current recession, the DkIT is holding an information evening on Tuesday next, 17th, from 7pm to 9pm, in the Hospitality Building.

The purpose is for people to find out what DkIT can offer by way of full-time, part-time, or postgraduate study, or indeed job creation programmes.

The Institute wants to hear what it is that people are looking for in terms of education programmes and training. If you are in work, but need to improve your qualifications, or if you have been made unemployed and are looking at what course or training you need to do to get back into the workforce, then attend the Information Evening, and let DkIT know what it is that you are interested in.

The Institute currently offers over 40 full-time programmes at Higher Certificate, General Degree, or Honours Degree level. Programmes are in a broad range of areas, from Business, to IT, Creative Media, Engineering, Apprenticeships, Hospitality, Nursing, Health, Applied Sciences and the Humanities.

In addition to its full-time courses, there is wide choice of part-time study programmes available through the Institute's Lifelong Learning Centre.

For those wishing to do postgraduate study, DkIT also has a range of both full-time and part-time Masters degrees, available as taught programmes, or by research.

People may have a National Certificate, or National Diploma from the Institute several years ago and want to top-up these qualifications through part-time, or full-time degree studies. In a challenging economic climate, it is more important than ever to have the right qualifications at the right level.

Academic staff representing all courses will be available. There will also be staff available to discuss concerns around fees and grants, and staff from the Institute's Lifelong Learning Centre, and Regional Development Centre will answer questions around its business-start up programmes and facilities.