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GMIT Offers Free Course In Food Innovation And Entrepreneurship

High profile entrepreneurs to deliver part-time course at the Galway campus

GMIT Offers Free Course In Food Innovation And Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship course is aimed at those involved in the Agri-Food sector including local/regional food producers, the wider agricultural community, rural farmers and food entrepreneurs.

In the west of Ireland there are a plethora of local food producers who lack the entrepreneurial training to develop their business models. The course will provide those in the sector with the required skills and knowledge to take their product/service to the next level and grow their business and can serve as a stepping stone to entering the Food Innovation and Incubation Hub.

The course has been developed and is delivered by a combination of qualified staff in Food Science and Nutrition together with a panel of industry leaders (existing food entrepreneurs) that promote work-based learning i.e. “learning by doing”.

The course will be delivered via blended learning over two days per week (one day (Mondays) in the classroom and one day online) for sixteen weeks with a combination of face to face classes and online delivery using GMIT’s Online Learning Platform. Full training on using the platform will be provided to participants at the beginning of the course. The course will commence in January 2019.

Applicants must satisfy both GMIT and Springboard entry requirements to the course. These include:

•Honours Degree (Level 8) in any discipline (completed at least one year ago)
•An Ordinary Degree (Level 7) in any discipline plus two years of relevant experience working/ self employed in the area of food entrepreneurship/ innovation 
•Five years working/ self employed of relevant experience in the area of food entrepreneurship/ innovation

Applicants must apply for this course through www.springboardcourses.ie .The closing date for applications is the 19th October, 2018.  For further details on this course in GMIT, please email maria.mcdonagh@gmit.ie or telephone 091-742510 or visit https://www.gmit.ie/science/certificate-food-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-springboard

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The CareersPortal Team 

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