Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.
We asked Colin Butterly from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:
For anyone who even vaguely considers a trade or a management job they shouldn’t hesitate to pursue it as it can surprise you how capable you can become despite any reservations you may have.
It could even introduce you to different roles in the industry that you hadn’t realised were available to you or felt where out of your reach.
What are your interests?
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.
DkIT enhances range of Computing Courses available
Posted on May 27, 2016
The Department of Computing and Mathematics in Dundalk Institute of Technology offers courses in the core aspects of computing with themes ranging from software development to networking, as well as information technology support and management. We also offer courses in gaming technology and other aspects of interactive media, as well as supporting many courses throughout the Institute. Our courses attract a diverse set of people and are offered at various levels with entry points to suit all students.
Upon reflection and cooperation with industry and other IoTs and universities, the Department has developed and enhanced their range of programmes with improvements that will produce better quality graduates for the computing, software, gaming, and IT sectors in the future.
Included below is a list of the programmes on offer in the Department of Computing and Mathematics in DkIT:
DK821 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing
DK820 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing in Games Development
DK721 Bachelor of Science in Computing
DK822 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing with French
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing in Commerical Computing
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing in Information Technology Management
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing with English Language
Master of Science/Doctorate in Software Development (Research)
ReBOOT Summer School12:00 AM to 12:00 AM<p>This website contains information on Computer Camps (aka “ReBOOT” Camps) held on DkIT Campus and at Castleblaney College during the summer months. All camps will run from 10am to 4pm each day in the PJ Carroll Building. There are different types of camps, taking into account the different experience of the participants and different depth to which topics are covered.</p>
<p>You can apply for a camp by selecting a date and filling in the required form.</p>
Camp #1 (2-4 July) <br />Camp #2 (4-6 July) <br />Camp #3 (9-11 July) <br />Camp #4 (11-13 July) <br />Camp #5 (16-22 July) <br />Camp #6 (16-20 July) <br />Camp #7 (23-27 July) <br />Camp #8 (25-27 Jun) <br />Camp #0 (27-29 Jun) <br />ReBOOT@Castleblayney (25-27 June) <br />BOOTed@Castleblayney (25-27 June)<br /><br />Find out more <a href="http://summer.comp.dkit.ie/" target="_blank">here</a>.