Funding shortfall hits ITmarket

The decision by Fás not to fund certain IT training courses has left a gap in the upskilling market, writes Gordon Smith

13th February, 2010

With scandals at Fás still fresh in people’s minds, the effects have reverberated across the wider economy and unemployed IT contractors are the latest to feel the effects.

Unable to meet the high cost of private training courses in skills such as project management, contractors would ordinarily turn to the state training agency for assistance. However, Fás is no longer funding courses in areas like Princ€2 or IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)....

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