Digital Skills Academy today launched its digital technology programme ‘TechElevate’ for eligible jobseekers in Cork, Dublin and Limerick.  The programme has been specifically designed to help eligible jobseekers gain ICT industry-recognised certification. It combines Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications, designed to validate core technical knowledge and enhance technical credibility, with Digital Skills Academy certification accredited by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

TechElevate also provides a 12 week work placement within an ICT company to help participants break into career roles such as web developer, cloud systems and network administrator, IT Technical Sales Executive and IT Project Manager.

Registration closes Friday 30th January 2015 and the course starts on 9th February 2015.

Paul Dunne, CEO Digital Skills Academy said, “We continue to develop upskilling programmes in digital technology with partners like Microsoft and Prodigy Learning to help graduates and job seekers meet the increasing certification requirements within the ICT sector.  We are delighted to be bringing this programme to Cork, Limerick and Dublin, ensuring the ICT opportunities within these regions can be met locally. This programme gives local jobseekers an opportunity to upgrade their skills and experience with the potential for successfully securing jobs with our business partners in their local area. Our work placements in industry help ensure that our graduates are industry-ready.”

This full-time training programme is in its second run, with the first run resulting in a 65% success rate in returning participants to the workplace within four months of completing the programme.

Digital Skills Academy is currently recruiting graduates for the TechElevate programme in Limerick, Cork and Dublin, with an application closing date of Friday 30th January 2015. People can find out more by visiting www.TechElevate.ie

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