Dublin’s Digital Skills Academy impresses EU Commissioner

1 Jun 2011

EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, has visited the Digital Skills Academy in Dublin, which is seeking applicants for its WebElevate programme.

Partly funded by the European Social Fund and set up in 2008, Digital Skills Academy is focused on eliminating Ireland’s digital skills shortage by providing job seekers with a range of industry-specific digital education and training programmes. 

Classes and workshops are delivered by industry professionals, in modules including Internet Marketing and Social Media, Website Development, Digital Music Technology, Digital Animation, and Digital Film Production.  

“Digital Skills Academy is a world-class facility, crucially providing opportunities to help people get a foot back on the employment ladder. Training, particularly in the area of digital skills, is vital, so job seekers can be ready to engage with any upturn in the economy and take advantage of growth in key sectors, such as ICT,” said Andor during his visit.

120 free places on WebElevate

WebElevate, introduced in partnership with Dublin Institute of Technology, has places for 120 job seekers to develop skills working with Irish businesses creating digital media products and services for global markets.

Participants will work in multi-disciplinary teams developing applications and services in the fields of mobile applications, e-commerce services, and web video products. 

WebElevate is part of the Government’s Springboard initiative, which offers job seekers the option to take up a part-time course in higher education and training, free of charge. You can apply for the course here.

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