30/08/2013

Cloud Academy Launches

Employment and Learning Minister Dr. Stephen Farry has launched the new Cloud Academy.

The Cloud Academy aims to provide graduates with the skills and experience required to take up exciting new ICT opportunities in Cloud computing with training designed and delivered by Belfast Metropolitan College.

The Minister said: "Cloud Technology is an exciting new area of development identified by employers. Northern Ireland's advanced telecoms network means it is an excellent location for the deployment and use of Cloud technologies.

"The Cloud Academy is another excellent example of a government intervention to improve the skills of unemployed graduates, whilst providing skills that our employers have identified as a requirement for the future and our economy. The Academy provides training for graduates with industry recognised qualifications and work experience in preparation for job opportunities in this vibrant growth area."

Applications to the Cloud Academy will close on 13 September 2013 and the training programme for successful applicants will start at the beginning of November 2013 and run until May 2014. This includes a six week work placement commencing in March 2014.

(CD/JP)

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