FÁS creates digital media training programme

18 Aug 2009

FÁS and the Digital Media Forum are planning to pilot a Traineeship programme for the digital media industry in the autumn.

The Traineeship will be piloted in Dublin with 20 FÁS participants and 20 companies as agreed with the Digital Media Forum. 

The Digital Media Forum recently hosted a meeting of interested companies and FÁS made a presentation outlining the key components of the proposed programme.

The target audience for the traineeship is unemployed personnel who hold 3rd level qualifications in a range of disciplines such as: business management; law; human resources; marketing; sales; software development, have a minimum of three years post graduate experience and are receiving Social Welfare.

The purpose of the traineeship is to up-skill participants with digital literacy and broad management skills which combined with their professional qualifications and experience will enable them to work with digital media companies.

On completion of a 4 week training period in a FÁS Training Centre, each course participant will be placed with a participating company for a period of 16 weeks structured work practice, during which time they will complete a company specific assignment outlined by FAS.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years