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Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group to host information sessions for parents and school staff

4 Oct 2018
Companies will highlight career opportunities in a range of disciplines including IT, finance, business, marketing, engineering, law, design and sciences.
ICT FinTech working group information session Donegal.jpg
ICT FinTech working group information session Donegal.jpg
The Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group invites parents, teachers, post-primary school Guidance Counsellors and Principals along to two upcoming information events to find out more about career, education and training opportunities for their children and students in the areas of ICT/FinTech in Donegal.

ERNACT is delighted to be part of this ICT/FinTech Working Group which is comprised of many leading international employers based in the county including Pramerica, Optum, SITA, Randox, Gartan Technologies and supported by Donegal Education Training Board (ETB) and Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT). A recent report published by the North West Regional Skills Forum identified the ICT/FinTech sectors amongst the fastest growing in the region with significant numbers of new high tech jobs being created in the coming years.

The working group is hosting two events on the 11 and 18 October aimed at parents, teachers, Guidance Counsellors and Principals. The companies will highlight the career opportunities in a range of disciplines including IT, finance, business, marketing, engineering, law, design and sciences. LYIT and Donegal ETB will also promote their wide range of programmes that support the industry needs.

According to Vincent Kennedy, Director at SITA and Chair of the Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group, “The opportunity to have a career in the ICT/FinTech sector is increasing significantly in our region and we need to ensure we have enough people with the right skills to meet the demand. We cannot do this alone, and we ask for the support of parents and teachers to encourage more young people to make this career choice and reap the benefits of an international career while working in Donegal.”

If you are interested in finding out more, come along to one of the upcoming events:

Thursday 11 October at 6pm in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny. Register to attend the Letterkenny event by clicking HERE.

Thursday 18 October at 6pm in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town. Register to attend the Donegal Town event by clicking HERE.

Admission is free and complimentary refreshments will be served at both events from 5.30pm.

Information: Donegal ETB

Donegal County Council Enterprise Ireland IDA Ireland Letterkenny Institute of Technology Udaras Pramerica ERNACT Failte Ireland