Tackling Skill Shortages in Tech at Kerry College


Title: Diploma in Software Development with Kerry College

5 Facts You Need to Know
• 92% of Irish workers need digital skills in their role
• 74% of all require moderate to advanced IT skills
• 86% with existing third-level education need moderate to advanced IT skills
• 54% report a higher incidence of technology change over the last 5 years
• 64% with advanced tech skills saw changes in workplace technology in the
last 5 years.

(Source: Digital Skills Requirements for Workers in Ireland, June 2020)

Kerry College is still taking applications for its Diploma in Software Development to support learners in the South West region with jumping into a tech career. Commencing on the 26th of June, the full-time, fully-funded cohort provides learners with the software development skills required for digitisation and developing eCommerce capabilities within their prospective employer.

For Kerry College, employability was a key factor in adding the course to the syllabus. As John Herlihy, Assistant Manager for Kerry College explains: “We want to offer a practical programme that gives students job-ready skills along with an academic qualification. Code Institute’s Diploma in Full Stack Software Development is the only University credit-rated coding bootcamp in Europe, so our students can be assured they are getting a quality education. What’s great about this intensive programme is that students develop a portfolio of work, which will help them showcase their skills to employers. In-demand languages such as Python are taught; these are skills that are highly sought after in the region and beyond.”

This represents an exciting opportunity for learners who are looking to develop technical skills to secure their future. Delivery will be done in an accelerated format providing learners with a faster route into a tech career.

The 24-week bootcamp suits those looking to update their existing skills to transition into a new career in software development. The diploma comprises six support pillars that help learners throughout their transition into tech and include round-the-clock tutoring support, a personal mentor and career services.
Course content covers all aspects of full-stack software development along with a specialisation in e-commerce – a highly versatile and in-demand qualification. The course is industry-validated by global tech companies and credit rated by the University of the West of Scotland.
As the digitisation of businesses accelerates, this is a great opportunity for job seekers and career returners to develop the technical skills they need to compete in a digital economy. This is critical at a regional level to maintain competitiveness and provide a pipeline of tech talent to support regional development.

It’s important to develop opportunities across global markets. Technology is the key to doing this, and equally important – it’s the key to sustainable jobs in the region.

Applications for the Diploma in Full Stack Software Development (E-Commerce Applications) are now open click here to apply or learn more about the programme.