• Irish project reaches the finals of the European Digital Skills Awards 2017

    Irish project reaches the finals of the European Digital Skills Awards 2017

    Twenty projects which encourage the development of digital skills in Europe have been selected as finalists for the European Digital Skills Award 2017. The best projects promoting excellence in Digital Skills will be awarded by Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, at the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition conference in Brussels on […]

  • Can we make care robots affordable for those who need them?

    Can we make care robots affordable for those who need them?

    Via siliconrepublic.com Stevie, a robot built by engineers to meet a very present need in assisted care homes, has no plans to follow the crowd. Earlier today (13 November), a team of robotic engineers led by Prof Conor McGinn of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) unveiled a robot called Stevie, which, if all goes according to plan, will […]

  • eHealth Innovation Challenge – Hackathon Event

    eHealth Innovation Challenge – Hackathon Event

    Over €5000 in Cash Prizes and Mentorship for the winning teams at the Second Annual eHealth Innovation Challenge! Topic: Connecting for the Future: Elderly Mental Health This hackathon will take place over 2 days on the 21st & 22nd Oct 2017 at Accenture The Dock. This year the theme is all about mental health – if […]

  • 2017-2018 Scratch Competition Launches

    2017-2018 Scratch Competition Launches

    The 2017 Scratch Competition will launch this week, to coincide with EU Code Week, taking place from 7th – 22nd October. Run by the ICS Foundation and supported by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, the Scratch Competition promotes computing and software development at both primary and secondary school levels.

  • Marketing & Events Position

    Marketing & Events Position

    ICS Skills are currently seeking a bright enthusiastic professional to fill the position of Events and Marketing Executive. This person will predominantly work on promoting and organising our ICS conferences.

  • Digital Learning Framework for Schools

    Digital Learning Framework for Schools

    Minister Bruton has published the Digital Learning Framework for Schools, one of the key supports envisaged under the Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020. In implementing the Digital Learning Framework, schools and teachers are given a structure which will allow them to identify where they are on the journey towards embedding digital technologies in teaching, learning and […]

The Irish Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition was launched on 27th April, 2017. It is a multi-stakeholder partnership focussed on tackling the digital skills shortage and on upskilling everybody to take advantage of the digital economy and society. Representatives of academia, all education sectors, industry, the public service, the not-for-profit sector have come together to ensure that Ireland joins in the European effort to leverage the rewards of digitisation.
Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public. It provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life ... Education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship ... the list never ends and the pace of change never stops. Visit techweek.ie for more information
The Digital Skills for Citizens grant (formerly BenefIT 4) is awarded by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, to community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to provide basic digital literacy training across Ireland. The aim of the scheme is to provide basic internet training, giving people the confidence, motivation and skills to take their first steps online, so that they can play their part in an increasingly digital world. Between 2008 and 2016, over 129,000 people were trained at over 700 locations countrywide under the BenefIT 4 programme, with ICS Foundation training over 10,000 people.