By Mary O’Brien-Killeen, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers (Claremorris)
The Innovation Academy, UCD will start a new Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Athlone on Thursday 26th March.
The programme is for jobseekers from all backgrounds with five years+ work experience or a level 8 qualification who want to set up their own enterprise OR who would like to learn important transferable skills that will set them apart in the jobs market. It is delivered FREE via the Department of Social Protection Springboard Initiative (the programme is worth €4,000 per participant).
The programme runs for 18 weeks, 2 days a week and is delivered by a team of Entrepreneurial Experts using leading edge business techniques. The classroom environment is like no other. Participants work in teams and learn by doing. They have an opportunity too work in partnership with local businesses and hear from successful local entrepreneurs.
“After five months looking for jobs I started getting called to interviews when I added that I was undertaking the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Postgraduate Certificate to my CV. I got 4 job offers in one week, and 3 employers specifically said that studying at The Innovation Academy made me a stand out candidate”Alannah Goggins – Current student on the Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise programme.
“The UCD Innovation Academy course was an excellent opportunity to learn about business. It provided me with creativity skills which I never knew I had.
Most of all its an opportunity to meet with new people and build networks.”
– Michael Fennelly, GAA All-Star, Hurler of the Year 2011, and co-founder of Pivot
Mary O’Brien-Killeen is a Career Coach with Sli Nua Careers in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.
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