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Switching to a Career in Tech: Benefits To Consider

Posted by Conor Sisk on 10 May 2024
If changing careers and starting a new path has been on your mind for some time now, why not consider a career change into technology? It’s challenging, exciting and in Ireland, you will be given significant opportunities to really make an impact in the industry.
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Career Change in Ireland: Steps You Need to Follow

Posted by Conor Sisk on 16 January 2024
COVID-19 had a major impact on businesses worldwide, with employees facing several challenges as a result. Adapting to a hybrid working model, uncertainty around job security and an unsettled jobs market resulted in many employees staying in their existing roles throughout the pandemic as it was considered the safer option.
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Discovering the Path to AI: Maurice's Journey to a Career in Tech

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 07 December 2023
Maurice Murphy took the time to research education programmes that would allow him to pivot to a career in the tech space. After discovering the range of Springboard+ courses at National College of Ireland, the artificial intelligence and machine learning specialisation stood out to him as the course information available to him showed that it would be an ideal way to gain the skills needed to make the transition to a career in technology, marking the start of his educational journey at NCI.
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At a Career Crossroads? Springboard+ Could Be For You

Posted by Conor Sisk on 29 November 2023
Navigating a career crossroads can be tricky for several reasons. You might ask yourself “how can I progress further in my current role? What industry do I want to work in? Do I have the right skills to switch roles? Can I afford to return to education if required?”. If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then a Springboard+ programme may be a suitable solution for you!
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How Upskilling with Springboard+ Helped Dawn Find Her Path

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 October 2023
Dawn Perrott moved into a career in the technology space by completing a conversion course in Web Development through Springboard+ at National College of Ireland. She shares her details of experience on the course, insights into her career and education background, why she decided to study a Springboard+ course as well as some key advice for anyone considering following in her footsteps below.
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How Springboard+ Helped Marius Become a Triple NCI Graduate

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 05 October 2023
Marius Petraitis set himself a goal of becoming a tech startup founder, but always wanted to expand his knowledge and skills before doing so. His first step was to join an undergraduate degree that included both business and technology subjects. After gaining a postgraduate qualification in the e-commerce space, the Springboard+ initiative gave him the opportunity to build on his existing skills in specialised areas such as Data Analytics and Cybersecurity.
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Discovering a Passion: Cian's Journey Studying Data Analytics through Springboard+ at NCI

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 10 July 2023
If you have been considering a career change but feel uncertain about what the future holds, Cian's story of completing a Springboard+ course in data analytics at National College of Ireland may inspire you to take action. Before discovering his passion for data analytics, Cian had a diverse career path in the finance and entertainment industries. However, he always had a knack for logic and numbers, which ultimately led him to explore the field of data analytics.
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4 Ways to Gain a Competitive Edge in the Jobs Market

Posted by Conor Sisk on 07 July 2023
Whether you are a recent graduate looking for your first permanent position, or a skilled worker seeking a new and exciting challenge, entering the jobs market can be a scary prospect. No matter your level of experience or area of expertise, you will be entering a fiercely competitive market full of skilled workers. Therefore, it is crucial that you stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression on the hiring managers.
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4 Exciting Reasons to Study Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Conor Sisk on 14 June 2023
As you’ve surely heard by now, Artificial Intelligence is a big deal. Whether it’s in healthcare, where AI is being used to diagnose cancer risks 30 times faster and with 99% more accuracy than a human doctor, or in business, where companies are providing 24/7 customer service through the use of intelligent chatbots on their website, artificial intelligence is disrupting all industries and changing how we see the world.
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My Experience Studying Artificial Intelligence Through Springboard+ At NCI

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 08 June 2023
Coman O'Connell transitioned to a career in technology by completing a conversion course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning through Springboard+ at National College of Ireland. He shares his experience of the course, his career and educational background, why he chose to study a Springboard+ programme at NCI, and the outcome after completing the higher diploma. He also provides advice for anyone considering a Springboard+ course at NCI this coming September. If you're considering a career change or looking to upskill, this post will provide valuable insights into the benefits of pursuing a Springboard+ course.
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