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DkIT Launches New Data Analytics Course in Cavan Technology & Innovation Centre

24 January 2020

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has extended its part-time course offering in County Cavan with the launch of a new Certificate in Data Analytics for Business programme at the Cavan Technology & Innovation Centre (CITC).

The new Level 7 accredited programme is aimed at non-technical professionals and provides a practical toolkit for operational and strategic decision-making in business. It is the second part-time course including the Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) which is now offered by DkIT in the Cavan region. Both courses have experienced extremely high demand since launching and are delivered at the CITC. They are currently running at full-capacity this Spring and the enrolment for Autumn intakes will open online in May.

The course was officially launched by DkIT President, Michael Mulvey, PhD who met with the first intake of students during their inaugural class at CITC. The intake includes professionals from a variety of sectors including engineering, manufacturing, communications, banking, retail, biopharma and agri-food.

Speaking at the launch, Michael Mulvey said,

Lifelong learning is increasingly becoming the norm as employers and professionals seek to adapt and respond to new technologies, sectors and changing market conditions. At DkIT our aim to ensure that learning is accessible, relevant and industry-focused to allow people of all ages in our region to engage in high-value up-skilling and reskilling opportunities that can have real value for their personal and professional development.

We are delighted to extend our part-time course provision directly in County Cavan with the launch of this new course. As an institute we continue to grow our part-time provision year-on year and we look forward to making more exciting announcements for Cavan in the near future.”

Vincent Reynolds, Chief Executive of Cavan Innovation and Technology Centre (CITC) who is hosting the launch and delivery of the new course added,

I am extremely happy with the partnership developed with DkIT, which is facilitating the delivery of high quality, market-driven accredited courses and programmes for the business community here in Cavan. Having the courses delivered locally in CITC on a flexible basis, outside normal working hours, is proving to be a key factor in attracting high quality participants. CITC is also very happy to have the support of Marcella Rudden and the Local Enterprise Office in selecting and marketing programmes of relevance to their clients”. 

During his visit to CITC, Michael Mulvey also met with participants of the Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) who successfully completed their course last year. He congratulated the graduating students on their achievement and presented them with their certificates of accreditation.

Coman Flanagan, General Manager of County Cavan-based, Gem Oils was one of the successful participants of this course. He added,

When I saw that this course was now being offered in Cavan, I immediately put myself forward to complete it as I was eager to develop my knowledge on Lean 6 Sigma methodology, while also delivering benefits to the business.

The course was hugely beneficial and provided me with a toolkit to assess and address efficiency, waste, workflow and process challenges in every facet of the business.

The value that this provides to both our business and my contribution toward its success is and will be significant. It definitely adds another string to my bow and enables me to shape the strategy of the operation in a deliberate and methodical fashion using a proven methodology and process.”

Also speaking at the launch, Anton Barrett, Head of Lifelong Learning at DkIT said,

With the presentation of parchments for our Lean 6 Sigma course and the commencement of our Data Analytics for Business programme the full circle of lifelong learning was evident in Cavan this evening.

DkIT is very keen to build on our relationship with the Cavan Innovation and Technology Centre and Ms. Marcella Rudden and her team at the Cavan Local Enterprise Office through the delivery of more high quality, enterprise-focused courses delivered in a flexible format thereby boosting the Institute’s regional education mission.” 

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