Susan McKenna from Meath began her career as a quality controller following her graduation with a BSc in Food Science in Product Development from DkIT in 2005 and worked for several companies in that sector for five years.
For Justin Carton, co-owner and Projects Director at Manor Farm, a 2015 trip to Japan as part of Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Start Programme has resulted in his company implementing Lean Six Sigma via an educational partnership with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT).
A redundancy in 2008 was the catalyst for a complete career change for Siobhan Duffy from Dundalk. As a young adult, she had volunteered with various groups that worked with children and had always loved this line of work.
Although Ronan McQuillan from Termonfeckin in Co Louth is an accomplished singer, musician, composer, producer and sound designer with a track record in music composition for advertising and other commercial projects, when a friend asked him ...
“More security, higher wages and a better standard of work…” these are the reasons recent DkIT graduate, Joe Mc Mahon offers up when explaining why he decided to study a Springboard-supported conversion course to ICT.
Kelly Mulholland’s first career was as a florist in her home town of Dundalk.
As an Engineer for Meath County Council, Jerome Lambe’s day-to-day activities revolve around some design, procurement, tendering and supervision of contractors.
Sean Walsh from Tallanstown, Co Louth proves the value of Springboard courses in providing people with a second chance at higher education.
Lean Six Sigma helped production chemist Declan McGeeney from Mullaghbawn, Co Armagh to identify and reduce lengthy downtime issues for his employer, Norbrook Laboratories.
A holiday in Ireland a few years ago brought home to Lithuanian-born Rosvaldas Nudas the number of career opportunities with the large international companies based here.
The Lifelong Learning Centre's Lean Six Sigma course helped Trevor Hearty devise a new cost-saving communications solution for his employers, Kingspan, where he is Enterprise Web Leader at its head office at Kingscourt, Co Cavan.
Eva Chládková came to Ireland from the Czech Republic in 2013 with a background in logistics. She now works as part of a team at PayPal in Dundalk alongside colleagues from all over the world.
Ben Walsh from Malahide in Dublin had always been fascinated and impressed by the level of artistic skill displayed by the great Hollywood animation studios in movies like Toy Story, An American Tail and the Lego Movie.
Ann Osborne O’Hagan from Ravensdale, Co. Louth, added to her teaching ability via the Springboard initiative at Dundalk IT.
Tomás Wilkinson had worked continuously for most of his adult life. Upon leaving school, he acquired many positions in various telecoms companies before securing a job in Telefonica O2 Ireland.
At the height of Celtic Tiger era, Kevin McMahon was living the dream, putting his construction skills to use tiling swimming pools in sunny Australia.