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DIT hosts 6th Computing Academy for Transition Year students

Posted: 1 March, 2016

The School of Computing in DIT is delighted to announce that it is holding the 6th annual Computing Academy from the 30th May until the 2nd June 2016.

The Academy is specifically for Transition Year students who are considering their future career paths.  During the 4-day event participants will learn exciting Information Technology (IT) skills such as how to develop a mobile phone app.

According to a recent Forfás report (July, 2015) Ireland continues to have a shortage of IT professionals, in particular software developers, databases/big data, testing, security, technical support, networking, cloud and general IT infrastructure. The same report identified that this demand for IT professionals is set to grow 5% annually.  This HEA fully funded Academy enables secondary school students make a better informed decision about how a career in IT would suit them.

The DIT Computing Academy will be hosted in the Kevin Street Campus of DIT.
There are forty funded HEA places; twenty for male students and twenty for female students.
Students are asked to attend from 10am until 4pm from Monday to Thursday.
The Academy is free to attend and lunch will also be provided on campus. Participants will need to arrange their own transport to and from the Academy.

Applications are now being accepted at http://www.dit.ie/computing/academy/