Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group, in which Donegal Digital partners ERNACT, Pramerica and LYIT participate, has launched a new website and a promotional video with the aim of promoting ICT and FinTech learning and earning opportunities in Donegal County to young people. The website, and accompanying promotional video, was launched in Pramerica with support from Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh, TD.
Donegal ICT/FinTech Working Group was created in March 2018 by the North West Regional Skills Forum (NWRSF), as a collaboration between industry and education and training providers in the county to promote the studying of and working in ICT and FinTech in the county: 'stay local, go global'.
The group is comprised of representatives from local ICT and FinTech employers including, Pramerica, SITA, Optum, Randox, ElectroRoute and ITUS Secure Technologies, along with education representatives from Donegal ETB, LYIT and the European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology (ERNACT).
The main objective of the Working Group
These representatives aim to, "work closely with post-primary school to promote a thriving sector and encourage more females into the sector under the banner of 'One County – One Team, Team Donegal.' Parents, guardians, Principals, Deputy Principals and Guidance Counsellors have previously heard how Donegal is unable to meet the demand for ICT and FinTech skills in the coming years and the industry needs the help of the county’s post-primary schools."