€300,000 software donation to Carlow IT

16 Apr 2003

Junior Enterprise and Employment Minister Michael Ahern TD has announced a €300,000 donation from Seabrook Research enterprise resource planning software to the Carlow Institute of Technology.

The company said that over the coming year the MFG/PRO software would be incorporated into a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the institute providing students with hands-on enterprise application experience. Seabrook consultants will also provide on-site training in supply chain management and manufacturing control systems.

Sean O’Sullivan, managing director of Seabrook, said: “Students that have been trained in business software systems such as MFG/PRO will bring major benefits to the companies that they join on graduation.”

Minister Ahern said: “This is a very practical example of co-operation between industry and education and the advantages for the students of Carlow Institute of Technology are very evident.”

MFG/PRO has been developed by QAD Inc. QAD has a major software development facility at Plassey Industrial Estate in Limerick as well as facilities in California and Amsterdam.

Pictured: Junior Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Michael Ahern, Enda Dunicane – lecturer at IT Carlow, Joe Kehoe acting head of computing, physics and maths department and Sean O’Sullivan, managing director of Seabrook Research, at the IT Carlow golfing event held in Mount Juliet

By Suzanne Byrne