New free programme launched to help Wexford job seekers' careers
A new free programme is being launched to help Wexford job seekers' careers in 2016.
The Innovation Academy, UCD Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise, starts on February 23.
The programme, which has been developed and run by the Innovation Academy UCD, is funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Springboard+ Initiative. It will offer an innovative approach to third level education - which has resulted in 72% of all graduates going into regular employment or establishing their own business.
The programme is internationally recognised and nurtures creativity and increases the participant's capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship; skills that are highly sought after by employers in all sectors presently. It brings together participants in groups who work on projects that stimulate creativity, problem solving and create positive environments for experiential learning. Participants also have an opportunity to connect with employers through innovation projects with industry and guest speakers.
The course will run for 18 weeks, two days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Participants who successfully complete the course will gain a qualification from University College Dublin along with a highly transferable skill set with the skills to gain employment or to start their own business or social venture. The course is taught by a team of academics and entrepreneurs including Alison Coleman, from Dunmore East, an entrepreneurial specialist with a background in security and fraud investigation with leading entertainment company Sky and Kathleen Doran, who is from Wexford.