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CIT's Cloud Computing Programmes Praised in Government Jobs Action Plan

CIT's Cloud Computing Programmes Praised in Government Jobs Action Plan

Published on: Monday, 03 March 2014

CIT's Cloud Computing Programmes feature prominently in the newly published Government 2014 Action Plan for Jobs cited as a success story in terms of Meeting the High Level ICT Skills Needs of Enterprise in Ireland.

One of the key measures in the 2012 ICT Action Plan was the roll-out of intensive, honours degree level ICT conversion courses, designed and delivered in partnership with industry. CIT’s programmes, which were selected for funding following a competitive tender process, equip graduates with core computing and programming skills as well as with a range of specialisations in areas of growth potential.

The case study cited in the 2014 Action Plan for Jobs refers to CIT’s track record “in developing new flexible academic programmes to up-skill those at work and those who are seeking employment.”

Under the ICT Skills Conversion initiative, CIT developed the Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing and the Higher Diploma in Mobile and Cloud Application Development. Both programmes are delivered fully online.

The Action Plan also acknowledges the huge success of the programmes: “The first group of 63 graduates entered either structured internships or full-time positions in the IT industry, a 100 percent internship/employment record. Feedback from employers has been positive with many wishing to hire even more graduates from these programmes.”

According to Michael Loftus, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Science at CIT: “Joined-up thinking between CIT and its industry partners is delivering significant job creation impact in the hugely strategic IT sector. The dynamic leadership and openness to engagement shown by organisations such as VMware and EMC is crucial in this context. We are delighted that this work has been referenced in the Government 2014 Action Plan for Jobs.”

CIT is a global leader in the provision of Cloud Computing education and it developed the world’s first Masters and Undergraduate Degree programmes in Cloud Computing. Earlier this year, CIT’s online MSc in Cloud Computing received another top endorsement having been listed in Forbes.com’s Roundup Of Cloud Computing Online Courses, the only one listed from institutions outside the USA.

For details on Cloud Computing programmes visit http://cloud.cit.ie/

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More News: Published on the 9th February 2014

For more details visit http://cloud.cit.ie/


CIT’s online MSc in Cloud Computing has received a top endorsement having been listed in Forbes.com’s Roundup Of Cloud Computing Online Courses. CIT’s programme is the only one listed from Institutions outside the USA and features alongside Harvard University’s - Harvard Extension School, MIT Open Courseware Programme and Google Developer's Academy.

CIT is a global leader in the provision of Cloud Computing Education and developed the world’s first Masters and Undergraduate Degree programmes in Cloud Computing. CIT’s suite of Cloud Computing programmes are aligned with industry business models and are delivered globally, with students based in Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Spain, UK, Netherlands, USA, and across Ireland, who study in a global virtual classroom.

Tim Horgan, Head of Online Delivery at CIT said: “CIT is the only institution outside the USA listed in this Forbes.com roundup. This achievement is built on the strong industry engagement that CIT has established, the dedicated lecturing staff, and the vision shown by CIT. The nature of the online delivery, and 24/7 access to state-of-the-art cloud computing infrastructures, has added huge flexibility and value to the programme.”

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The application process is now open for this online only MSc in Cloud Computing programme. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday, 1st September 2014

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