Growing Irish gaming sector creates job opportunities

10 Jan 2011

The rise in the sale of gaming consoles in Ireland over the past five years has created job openings for gaming console repair technicians, and Chevron Training has developed a programme to help meet this demand.

An estimated 1.2m homes in Ireland have gaming consoles, and two-thirds of the 1.7m households in the country have at least one video-game console or device. Due to the mass production of games consoles, they may be prone to technical problems, out of warranty, which means technicians are required to repair them.

A recent report said there is a shortage of games console repair service providers in Ireland and that a significant opportunity exists within this sector.

In order to satisfy this growing market demand, Chevron Training has developed a training programme which will equip students with the skills and knowledge to repair the complete range of game console devices on the market, such as Nintendo DS/Nintendo DSi, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2/PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox/Xbox 360

The course syllabus covers testing for faults, power connection faults, screen replacements, microphone repair, faults when loading games, syncing problems, joypad/controller repair, console freezing, picture and sound repairs, consoles causing damage to games, overheating and water damage.

Tina Costanza

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