Dundalk Institute of Technology is seeking to create a clear pathway for the community and voluntary sector in the North East to tap in to the resources at DkIT through its new initiative Community Connect @ DkIT.
“DkIT has been a driving force for good in the North East for the last 40 years. We have played an active role in community life in cross-border projects, arts, sport, diversity, aging and life-long learning. But not everyone in the community knows how they can get involved with DkIT and access the resources that we have here. Community Connect @ DkIT aims to change this.” explained Edel Healy, Head of School of Health & Science.
Edel explained the vision for what Community Connect @ DkIT will be and how it might evolve in the future. “We have research capacity, life-long learning opportunities and a large team of students and staff. We are already hugely involved in fund-raising for the local community through college events and campaigns. But now we want community groups from right across the North East to talk to us about the challenges they face and how we might help.”
The team in DkIT is also proud to be part of Campus Engage, a national initiative, that brings together 20 higher education institutions, HEA, IUA and IOTI. Campus Engage encourages connections between the community and the colleges to facilitate community-based research, community-based learning and volunteering.
If you would like further information about Community Connect @ DkIT please email: CommunityConnect@dkit.ie. The team would love to hear from you!
You can also check out our video! http://youtu.be/GVEPqBuyr2I
* Dr. Edel Healy and Dr. Bernadette Brereton called into LMFM recently to speak about Community Connect at DKIT! You can listen back to the interview by....
1) clicking on the following linkhttp://www.lmfm.ie/Podcasts/Podcasts/Show…
2) Selecting Late Lunch Thursday November 6th 2014
3) Skip to 40:45 mins in the programme!