We are at the beginning of a new technology-driven revolution. Multinationals are hiring, start-ups are scouting for talent and traditional industries are recruiting. Over the next three years, Ireland will need almost 45,000 additional computing professionals. Read more
New research has found that only a quarter of people working in science, technology, engineering and maths are women. Currently, female role models are being enlisted to stop the stereotyping of STEM as a male career.
The education system is also seeing similar figures, with just 17% of entrants to third-level IT courses being girls, a number which hasn’t changed in over a decade. In maths, ladies make up just 22% of students; in engineering the figure is 24%.
Ireland is becoming more demanding of people with ICT skills, and this demand is expected to far exceed the supply available. Read more
Like Ireland, Britain will also face a shortage of STEM professionals in the next few years and therefore has begun a plan to encourage children to uptake the subjects at school.
Young people are dropping subjects such as maths and physics at A-Level because of outdated career advice and pressure to achieve high grades, which is driving students to choose subjects that are perceived as easy, according to a new report into the issue, which warns the UK is heading for a lost generation. Read more
Lack of compliance laws on website Cookies are coming under fire from Europe’s data protection authorities, only five years after an amended EU directive governing their use came into force.
It is a delicate area which will pose challenges for companies and organisations, its also not well understood by those who impatiently dismiss pop-ups or fail to read website policies to see what information those sites may be accessing and collecting. Read more
Ciara Stack Choose IT, Computing Curriculum, Digital Inclusion, Digital Literacy, Education, Get Ireland Online (Benefit 4), Graduate Development Programme, Health ICT, Health IT, Health Technology, ICT Professionalism, IT Professionals Day, Leadership Development Programme, News, Online Learning, Scratch, STEM, Tech Week, Technology
Ireland is changing, and in order to meet its aspirations and be a world class centre for tech companies of tomorrow, it needs to inspire young people, both male and female to engage in technology. Read more
Ciara Stack Choose IT, Digital Inclusion, Digital Literacy, Education, European e-Competence Framework, Graduate Development Programme, Health ICT, Health IT, Health Technology, ICT Professionalism, IT Professionals Day, Leadership Development Programme, News, Online Learning, STEM, Tech Week, Technology
Career Zoo has been launched recently by its director Brian Ó hOisín and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, with strong interest in jobs in the technology sector, the event promises to deliver on the demand. Read more
Trinity College Dublin’s first free online course titled ‘Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s History 1912-1923‘ has attracted massive interest with 10,000 people signing up, and more than half of those from abroad. Read more
As it’s almost Back to School time, parents will want their children’s digital skills to be up to scratch to keep up with their studies. But what about their teachers…and their ICT Skills? Read more
Irish PhD student Siobhán O’Connor will showcase the Supporting LIFE app at the annual TEDMED conference taking place in Washington in September this year. Read more
Ciara Stack Choose IT, Digital Inclusion, Digital Literacy, Education, European e-Competence Framework, Graduate Development Programme, ICS Foundation, ICT Professionalism, IT Professionals Day, Leadership Development Programme, News, STEM, Tech Week
Although Ireland is on the road to recovery after the economic downturn, most of us are aware that the jobs sector still has a long way to go. Recent college graduates must bear in mind that after studying for four years and receiving their degree they won’t be guaranteed to land their dream IT job straight away. Read more
Ciara Stack Choose IT, Digital Inclusion, Digital Literacy, Education, European e-Competence Framework, Get Ireland Online (Benefit 4), ICS Foundation, IT Professionals Day, News, STEM, Tech Week, Technology
A new study titled “The Irish Software Landscape” claims measures need to be taken to help combat an IT skills and investment shortage in Ireland, as thousands of Irish software jobs could be lost to overseas. Read more
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD has launched a new three year strategy for Science Foundation Ireland’s Smart Futures initiative, aimed at delivering a 10% increase in uptake of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects at second and third level by 2016. Read more