ICT skills: Positive vibes for personal growth

Fiona Alston examines the boost to further learning coming from the budget plus a new software engineering course that could change how future developers learn

‘A job in software is an extraordinary job.’ Picture: Getty

In this month’s budget, Skillnet Ireland received total exchequer funding of €42 million for 2022 through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

It was a welcome announcement, as the funding will be further leveraged by over €22 million in private sector-matched funding, amounting to a total investment of €64 million in talent for enterprise in 2022.

It was an important announcement given our constant struggle to bridge the skills gap ...