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Limerick colleges to provide new apprenticeship programmes

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first_imgNewsEducationLimerick colleges to provide new apprenticeship programmesBy Editor – December 9, 2017 3614 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSapprenticeshipsengineeringfilm industryhairdressinglean sigma managementMaria Byrnequantity surveyingRichard Brutonsoftware system designsupply chain managementTroy Studios Linkedin Advertisement Facebook WhatsApp STEPS Engineers Week kicking off in Limerick this weekend Top employer award for Limerick engineering group center_img Troy Studios expansion set to reap benefits for region Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland calls for students to consider CAO options Cook Medical continues to support STEM in Limerick schools Twitter Print Sinn Féin is seeking more apprenticeship courses.Nine of the 26 new apprenticeship programmes announced by Education Minister Richard Bruton yesterday have been awarded to Limerick third level education providers.The new programmes range from range from engineering and lean sigma management to hairdressing, quantity surveying, software system design and supply chain management.Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne, who is the party’s Seanad spokesperson on education and skills said she was delighted that nearly half of the new apprenticeship programmes will be provided at the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology and the Limerick and Clare Educational Training Board (LCETB).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Having served on each of the institutions Governing Authority Boards, I understand very well that each institution is very capable of expanding their apprenticeship programmes,” she added.“The Government is committed to more than doubling the number of new apprentices registered to 9,000 by 2020 and expanding further into new areas. Budget 2018 allocated €122 million for apprenticeship training, an increase of almost 24 per cent on the previous year. This will allow the Government to deliver ten more apprenticeship programmes and over 6,000 more apprenticeship registrations next year”Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne“Minister Bruton has an objective to expand apprenticeships and traineeships in the period to 2020. He wants to ensure apprenticeships are an attractive path for people to take. Apprenticeships and traineeships give an exciting career path for many young people. As well as modernising existing apprenticeships Minister Bruton is also focused on supporting the development of new programmes.“I hope to see the development of more apprenticeship programmes for the film industry in our third level institutions in Limerick. I want to ensure Troy Studios have the qualified people here in Limerick so it can continue to expand its productions,” she declared.More education news here Previous articleChildren benefitting from Limerick family support serviceNext articleLimerick honour for Jedward at opening of new SVP charity shop Editor Regeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjectslast_img read more

Lunch’ promotes discussion

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first_imgStudents and faculty gathered Friday to engage in feeding their minds and their stomachs. “The Professors for Lunch Series” kicked off last week to discuss “The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society” — the latest book of Brad Gegory, professor of Early Modern European History. The event was the first in the Series, an initiative inspired by Political Science Professor Vincent Munoz’s desire to build the intellectual life for students on campus.  “Notre Dame students are fantastically smart, but it seemed to me that we should offer them more to encourage their intellectual life beyond the classroom,” Munoz said. “We do a fantastic job of providing athletic activity beyond the classroom, and ND students are known for their athletic prowess, but I don’t think they’re known for their intellectual curiosity. I think it’s there, but the culture hasn’t developed.” Munoz said that this was an immensely student-driven event, reflecting on feedback that he collected from students in classes and in conversation. Morgan Pino, senior and undergraduate assistant to Munoz, said she met with Munoz to help coordinate the event. “His basic idea was that he wanted to bring the professors to the students,” Pino said.  “He sees how busy we are and felt like the students don’t necessarily get intimidated, but find the professors a little inaccessible.” Since students eat meals in the dining halls three times per day, Pino said they decided to host the event during a meal to help Notre Dame students find time for intellectual life in their busy schedules.  The talks, Pino said, feature a group meal before a question-and-answer session and general conversation. Senior Laura Taylor, a participant in the talk hosted by Gregory, said the convenience of the talks gave the already-attractive event extra allure. “I was very excited about the event because it offered a ton of students from all majors the opportunity to witness a lecture from one of Notre Dame’s most renowned professors,” Taylor said. “Even better, it was offered at lunch ­ a much more convenient time of day for most students … and it was held at an easily accessible location.” Student government’s Neal Ravindra, director of academic affairs, helped to coordinate further logistics of the event and helped attract students. “Originally [Pino] and Professor Munoz reached out to us and asked if we wanted to help promote the event and get students to come,” Ravindra said. “We mainly helped to hammer out details and to direct logistical things like advertising.” Ravindra said student government representatives are excited about the series, and would love to see it continue in the future. “We are very glad for the opportunity to provide students with this cross-disciplinary experience and to see them pursue learning outside of the classroom that’s not necessarily going to be for anything other than their intellectual development,” he said. Ravindra said the events were planned around three specific goals outlined by Munoz  to nurture, help and create.  “Our goals are to nurture undergraduate intellectual life beyond the classroom, to help create an interdisciplinary intellectual community among the faculty and between faculty and students and to create a forum for learning for the entire Notre Dame community, while recognizing and celebrating outstanding faculty achievements,” Ravindra said. Taylor said she plans to attend more lunches because she appreciated the opportunity to engage intellectually with faculty and students from diverse disciplines. Also, she is excited by its potential to have a positive impact on the Notre Dame community. “The atmosphere at Notre Dame is definitely one centered on academic performance; this is wonderful, but it allows students to get too wrapped up in their specialized courses of study,” Taylor said. “These opportunities for discussion are an excellent chance to broaden our minds and expose ourselves to the incredible breadth of knowledge that is being shared by our professors.” Freshmen Matt Hing of Dillon Hall and Kendra Reiser of Pangborn Hall also attended the event, and said that they enjoyed the chance to hear one of Notre Dame’s prominent professors discuss his work. “Professor Gregory is an engaging professor in class, so I wanted to hear him outside [of class],” Hing said. Resier echoed Hing’s thoughts. “I wanted to attend the event because I wanted to learn more about how religion can play a stronger role in the institution that we have,” Reiser said. Munoz said judging from the feedback of the first event, he envisions holding this event more frequently. “I think we’ve hit upon a good idea,” Munoz said. “We’re doing it to make life at Notre Dame more interesting for the students. The focus is on creating an event that would resonate with the students, what would be intellectually engaging for them. We want to not only cater to their interests, but elevate them.”last_img read more

Can outsourcing increase your operational risk?

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first_img continue reading » Ransomware attacks are in the news daily. This malicious software is becoming an increasing threat to financial services, as the number of managed service providers (MSPs) falling victim to ransomware attacks is mounting. Unfortunately, as with other types of malware, we can count on these hackers to continuously morph and change their strategies to try to steal important financial information.These cyber criminals are highly organized, and ransomware attacks have become easier for them to execute on widespread territory. A recent example is that 20 local governments in Texas were hit by ransomware in just one day. Historically, ransomware encrypts a victim’s files immediately when it infects a network. The infection of 20 organizations in one day indicates that capabilities now exist for remotely activating the ransomware.Moreover, investigators have reported that all of the Texas government organizations had one thing in common: an MSP. The error was that they placed critical parts of their business operations in the hands of the MSPs, which made those MSPs a very attractive target to the ransomware operators. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Luxe trio take pride of place in Taringa

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first_imgThey are close to a number of river walks, public transport, parks and playgrounds, shops, cafes and dining options. “The homes will be crafted from a beautiful blend of traditional Queensland materials such as oak floors, spotted gum timbers on the balconies and stone finishes for the kitchens and bathrooms, balanced with modern textures and colour schemes and solar power to reduce energy costs,” he said.“In addition to the design we have created, buyers are able to tailor their fixtures, finishes and even some aspects of the layout to suit their lifestyle thanks to our in-house interior design service. “They can also access our custom joinery package to allow them to create a special place for their family heirlooms and artworks.”The new luxury homes will be built at 41, 43 and 45 Ellerslie Crescent, with construction starting within days. The original character home, with wraparound balcony, will be saved, relocated to another part of the site with city views, and put up for sale. Mr Ansell said he was open to renovating the house for its new owner.He said the project had not yet been publicly launched, but they had already received plenty of interest from their existing client database.“I don’t expect them to be on the market for long,” he said.Stage two of the development will involve the construction of 23 luxury townhomes on the site of about 4200sq m, with those designs expected to be launched in February. A render showing the living room in one of the three luxury homes by Velocity Property Group.JUST three luxury homes will be built in one of Taringa’s most exclusive locations. Capitalising on sweeping city views, the three and four bedroom homes, built over three levels, are situated in an elevated, north-facing position on Ellerslie Crescent. Velocity Property Group will build just three city-view homes at Taringa.Each boasts city views from two levels, and will feature commanding master bedroom enclaves, huge designer chef’s kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, spacious media rooms, plenty of storage, an in-ground pool and an optional internal lift. The three-home project is a departure from the usual offerings by developer, Velocity Property Group, which is known for its penthouses, apartments and town homes. Velocity Property Group managing director Brendon Ansell said that the land and its position led to the creation of the spectacular homes.“These three homes have been designed as modern classics for growing families or downsizers seeking modernity, with thoughtfully planned spaces that are both beautiful and functional to balance the home’s generous proportions with practical living,” he said. “We have designed luxury, boutique town homes and apartments on the land directly behind these homes, which will be released soon, so these three homes represent a unique opportunity for buyers to experience brand new privacy, quality and luxury in individual-title homes only 5km from the Brisbane CBD.”The homes, designed by HAL Architects, are priced from $1.665m to $1.75m and are sized from approximately 450sq m to 520sq m. center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agolast_img read more