Citrix to upskill tech graduates in cloud and virtualisation

5 Aug 2014267 Views

In the latest phase of the talent wars, Citrix has partnered with ICT Ireland Skillnet to upskill 15 unemployed graduates in cloud and virtualisation and guarantee them a job.

The software company aims to offer unemployed computer science graduates a high-level 14-week cloud computing and virtualisation course for free to fast-track them into the workforce.

There are 15 places on the programme and Citrix has pledged to offer half the participants a job and will secure employment for the remainder with companies in its community.

The training programme is aimed at unemployed computer science graduates or those from a similar discipline with a bachelor’s degree and is scheduled to begin on 1 September. 

Its aim is to provide recent graduates with the necessary knowledge and experience to thrive in the workplace, via an intensive training course that will provide them with industry certification across emerging technologies, such as virtualisation and cloud computing. 

“As a large IT employer in Dublin, Citrix is constantly on the lookout for new talent as our business continues to grow both in Ireland and abroad,” said Francisco Alves, senior manager, technical support, Citrix.

“We are delighted to be in a position to partner with ICT Ireland and Skillnet to give graduates the opportunity to obtain valued Citrix, Microsoft and Cisco internationally recognised certifications, as well as the practical experience to put them on a path towards a rewarding technology career.”

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By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist who served as editor of for 17 years. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service. He received of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and saw awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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