150 new student places announced for LYIT

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, has announced that almost 150 new student places are being provided on 13 courses in Letterkenny IT as part of a new Government fund.The additional opportunities for students are being created thanks to Government investment of €24 million across universities and colleges as part of the Human Capital Initiative.Minister McHugh said the Human Capital Initiative and Government investment will create more and better opportunities for students. “We know where the demands are for highly educated, qualified graduates and this investment is responding directly to that need.“We are trying to ensure the right support for colleges seeking to educate students with high priority enterprise skills such as science, engineering, ICT and professional construction.“There is a future focus to many of the courses.“Looking at Letterkenny IT’s focus, they are pushing for more students in engineering, metal trades, renewables, computing and digital forensics and healthcare. “It is great to see them plan for another 146 students to add to the more than 3,000 already studying there,” he said.For each extra place that is provided on target courses, Letterkenny IT will be allocated €2,500 in additional funding.The increased capacity at the college was approved after Letterkenny IT made bids for support under Pillar 2 of the Human Capital Initiative.Minister McHugh, said universities and colleges are answering the call to prepare students with better skills for a changing world of work.“This investment is a key part of the Government’s strategy under Future Jobs Ireland,” he added. The following courses at LYIT have been approved for support under the Human Capital InitiativeBSc ComputingBSc Security and Digital ForensicsBEng Electronic EngineeringBEng Mechanical Engineering – Mechanics and Metal TradesBEng Building Services and Renewable EnergyBEng in Civil EngineeringBSc Applied ComputingBSc Computer ScienceBSc Digital HealthcareBEng Electronics and Embedded SystemBEng Mechanical Engineering HonsBEng Fire Safety EngineeringBSc Data Science150 new student places announced for LYIT was last modified: December 16th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGovernment Fundjoe mc hughletterkennyLYITlast_img read more

Former Oakland A’s lefty Brett Anderson finds new home with Brewers

first_imgLeft-hander Brett Anderson is the latest addition to the quickly transforming Milwaukee Brewers, agreeing to a $5 million, one-year contract. The 31-year-old left-hander was 13-9 with a 3.89 ERA in 31 starts with the A’s last season.“We looked at Brett as a pitcher who has proven throughout his career that when he’s able to stay healthy, he’s been effective,” Brewers general manager David Stearns said. “He’s someone who throws strikes consistently. He keeps the ball on the ground, and we like …last_img read more

Infographic: South Africa’s small businesses see growth ahead

first_imgA survey by South Africa’s National Small Business Council reveals that the country’s entrepreneurs are upbeat about the health and future success of their companies.        Small business remains the engine of growth in South Africa. They created 50% of all new jobs and contributed 45% of GDP. (Image: Brand South Africa)Words by Sulaiman PhilipDesign by Sandile KhumaloSouth Africa’s National Small Business Council recently released its survey of entrepreneurs’ take on the country’s business environment. Despite tough economic times, 90% of respondents were optimistic about the health and future success of their companies. Other findings from the survey of almost 18 000 business owners were:• 56% of small business owners thought trade with Africa was the way to growth for any small business• Most thought marketing was the skill they lacked the most• 69% of small businesses did not have business insurance• Access to funding was the biggest challenge for businesses younger than five yearsAccording to NSBC founder and chief executive Mike Anderson, small business can unlock job opportunities – to make a positive and lasting impact on South Africa. The NSBC encourages entrepreneurship through regional workshops and support services for small business owners. With campaigns like campaigns like Small Business Friday, the council also encourages consumers to choose local small businesses over large companies.Here are some of the findings from the NSBC study.Click on the image for a larger view:last_img read more

NLEX to submit trade proposal involving Poy Erram, Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter Monday

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ “As far back as the Asian Games, the Blackwater Elite have been discussing a trade with us involving Poy Erram,” the statement read.The Road Warriors also said that the trade shipping the rookies, which eventually became Desiderio and Tratter, to the Elite for Erram had already been discussed Sunday morning.“Both teams reached an understanding this morning that a trade involving Poy for our first round picks would be a mutually beneficial move for the teams and the players themselves.”ADVERTISEMENT Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao earlier said during the PBA Draft Sunday at Robinson’s Manila that their plan for Desiderio, the No. 4 overall pick, and Tratter, the No. 7 overall pick, is to trade them for a quality big man that will help bolster the roster.“We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we received after picking Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter in the first round,” said the team in a statement Sunday night. “Paul and Abu are exceptional young men and any team would be happy to have them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAccording to the statement, Guiao took Desiderio and Tratter to dinner immediately after the draft to discuss the club’s plans.It was common knowledge that Guiao was impressed with Erram since he handled the big man during the Asian Games in Indonesia in August and the draft handed him the opportunity to bid for Blackwater’s center. MANILA, Philippines—NLEX is set to submit its trade proposal on Monday that will ship rookies Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter to Blackwater for national team center Poy Erram.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Paul Zamar headed to San Miguel Beermen Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

First Nations man credits healthy lifestyle for weight loss

first_imgAPTN National NewsA First Nations man from northern Saskatchewan has astonished his community by losing nearly 90 kilograms or 200 pounds.His feat has also prompted others to adopt a healthy lifestyle.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf visited the man in La Ronge, Saskatchewan.last_img