Wednesday November 25, 2020

Cork: Cork Institute of Technology puts local links first

Using lessons learned from abroad CIT aims to both serve the local region and develop sophisticated industry ties, writes John Cradden.

29th June, 2014
Irene Sheridan, unit manager, Extended Campus, CIT. Picture: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

An international approach to collaboration is paying dividends for Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) as it seeks to establish strong links with the local and multinational business community.

The institute places 800 students a year with local businesses, according to Irene Sheridan, manager of CIT’s Extended Campus unit, in sectors like healthcare, social care, pharmaceuticals, ICT, and public service.

Collaborating with local industry is nothing new to the CIT, which has 13,000 students, including 6,000 part-time.

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