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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

ICT Skills Conversion Programmes

In a direct response to specific skills shortages for people with high-level ICT skills, the Department of Education and Skills published a joint Government–Industry ICT Action Plan aimed at building the supply of high-level ICT graduates.

Government ICT Action Plan is available here www.hea.ie/ictskills

A number of higher education providers are offering Level 8 and 9 Conversion Programmes, in collaboration with industry partners. These courses will provide graduates from other skills areas with the opportunity to up-skill or re-skill through full and part-time courses in core computing/programming, software and data analysis.

The programmes on offer are typically for NFQ Level 8 jobseekers with cognate/numerical skills and underlying aptitude for programming. These courses are intensive and include a work placement of 3 to 6 months with an industry partner. (Applicants at Level 7 with relevant experience may also apply)

All courses are supported by the HEA and Department of Education and Skills which means the tuition fees normally associated with such programmes are waived. These programmes are also unique in that all have close industry involvement in their design and operation and include industry relevant projects and work placements which will leave graduates fully 'work ready' on completion.

To search for ICT conversion courses currently on offer click here

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