ITB News http://www.itb.ie/NewsEvents/rss.asp Latest ITB News Copyright ITB en-ie 60 General News ITB News http://www.itb.ie/images/itb_logo.gif http://www.itb.ie/NewsEvents/rss.asp <![CDATA[Seminar for Guidance Counsellors - Friday, 13th Oct 2017 ]]>
Friday, 13th October 2017 from 9.00am-2.00pm.

LINC Building, Block B

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
Agenda for the day: To Follow
If you are available to attend or would like more information please email info@itb.ie
Pre-booking is essential for this event.

This event is restricted to Guidance Counsellors only. ]]>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:51:37 ESThttp://www.itb.ie/newsevents/newsdetail.asp?Item=16860
<![CDATA[ITB student shortlisted for 2017 DatSci Awards ]]>Herve's project was shortlisted to the final three along with IBM Research and Real World Analytics. Herve studied in ITB on the Erasmus exchange programme and is currently pursuing modules on our MSc in Applied Data Science and Analytics.
The first ever DatSci awards were held in 2016 with over 200 industry and community leaders in attendance and crowned the first ever DatSci award winners.
The 2017 winners will be announced at a prize giving ceremony on September 21st.
Congratulating Herve, Course Coordinator Dr. Geraldine Gray said "we are very proud of Herve's achievement, and wish him every success in the final" .

More details on our MSc in Applied Data Science and Analytics programme can be found at Click here ]]>
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 16:11:54 ESThttp://www.itb.ie/newsevents/newsdetail.asp?Item=16859
<![CDATA[Important information for CAO applicants re. offers/available places/deferrals/registration and fees ]]>here

Round Two offers
Round Two offers will be made by the CAO on Thursday 31st August available online from 6am. ITB will only make Round 2 offers on "Available Places" courses (BN013, BN015, BN016, BN021, BN022 and BN025) as detailed below. Previously published points in an earlier round of offers should not be taken as an indication of the points required for entry to Available Places/Vacant Places. Only applications made before 11am on Monday 28th August are considered for offers in Round Two.

Round 2 offers can be accepted via CAO until Wednesday 6th September - please follow all instructions on the CAO website and on the offer notice Click here

If you have any queries relating to acceptance of offers, deferrals, late acceptances, registration please contact registration@itb.ie or Martina Vahey (01) 8851320 or Noeleen Johnson (01) 8851133 in the Admissions Office.

Proof of Offer
Your CAO offer notice constitutes "proof of offer" and should be used where requested by a third party. ITB cannot issue letters in this regard.
Registration and Induction
If you have received an offer from ITB in Round 1 your registration letter will be posted out to you by 1st September. This registration letter will include the following important information:
a) how to register online and your user ID for logging in
b) how to pay your fees
c) student induction schedule
If you have received an offer in Round 2 or later rounds, you will receive an email from registration@itb.ie

This information is also available on the Institute website Click here

Student induction and registration will take place from Tuesday 5th September to Friday 8th September on campus. Attendance is compulsory.

Post Round Two : If you have not received an offer but do meet the minimum entry requirements
ITB now has five Level 7 courses listed below on the Available Places course list on the CAO Click here

BN013 Computing (Information Technology)
BN015 Engineering (Common 1st Year)
BN016 Business (Common 1st Year)
BN022 Horticulture
BN025 Community & Youth Development

New applicants can apply for entry to these available place courses from via the CAO website.
You need to make your application before 11am on Monday 4th September in order to be considered for offers in Round Three.


For BN013, BN015, BN016 and BN025 the Institute will only accept applications from mature applicants (i.e. applicants who are over 23 on 01/01/2017) who meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FETAC/QQI award, copies of which must be sent to the CAO immediately. Applications from mature applicants to BN013, BN015, BN016 and BN025 who do not meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FETAC/QQI award cannot be accepted.

For BN022 Horticulture the Institute will accept applications from mature applicants (i.e. applicants who are over 23 on 01/01/2017) as well as from applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements through a Leaving Certificate or FETAC/QQI award. Mature applicants to BN022 Horticulture must provide a 250 word personal statement describing your interest in and preparation for this course to Noeleen.Johnson@itb.ie by 5pm on Monday 28th August.

If you have any queries regarding these places please contact our Marketing Team at (01) 885 1530 or info@itb.ie
Detailed information on Available Place Applications can be found on the CAO website Click here
Minimum entry requirements
a) For Level 6/7 courses, Leaving Certificate applicants will require a grade O6/H7 in five subjects; these must include Maths and English or Irish.
b) For Level 8 courses applicants will require a H5 in any two higher level subjects and a O6/H7 in four other subjects; these subjects must include Maths and English or Irish.
c) Foundation level mathematics will meet the minimum entry requirement for Non Computing and Engineering courses where a grade F2 or higher is achieved.
d) If you have failed Mathematics or English you do not meet the minimum entry requirements. However a grade H7 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics at Higher Level counts as a subject towards the five passes for certain courses at ITB (please refer to the minimum entry requirements specific to each course you have applied). The Mathematics minimum entry requirement for Engineering and Computing courses is a Grade O6.

Fee payment
Information on Fees and Grants is available on the Institute website Click here or on www.studentfinance.ie or on www.susi.ie

If you have applied for a Student Grant through SUSI you are not required to make payment at this time pending a decision on your application. You are required to submit your SUSI (W...) Reference number when completing your Online Registration.

If you have received notification that you will receive a Grant for the academic year 2017/2018 you are exempt from paying all or part of the Student Contribution fee of Euro3,000 (depending on the level of your award) and you are required to submit your SUSI (W..) Reference number when completing your Online Registration.

If you are not eligible for a grant the Student Contribution fee maybe paid in two instalments (i.e. first instalment by date of registration in September 2017 and second instalment by 31st January 2018). ]]>
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:17:29 ESThttp://www.itb.ie/newsevents/newsdetail.asp?Item=16858
<![CDATA[ITB Open Evening - Tuesday 5th September, 5-7pm. ]]> Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 between 5pm and 7pm
here at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

Come along and talk to us about our part time, post graduate and free Springboard+ courses. Our students and lecturers will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about course choices, supports available, fees & grants and life here on campus.
Part Time Courses
We have a wide range of part time and post graduate courses in Business, Engineering, Computing, Horticulture, Social Care and Early Childhood Care.
To view the full list of part time courses on offer at Click here

Post Graduate Courses
To see our wide range of post graduate courses in Cyber Security, Internet of Things Technologies, Multi Modal Human Language Technology, Business, Management for Not for Profit Sector Click here
FREE Springboard+ Courses for job seekers :
The following courses are now being offered :
BN774 - Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience (Intake 1 of 2)
BN774 - Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience (Intake 2 of 2)
BN772 - Certificate in Digital Enterprise
BN528 - MSc in Computing in Applied Cyber Security

ICT Skills Conversion Courses :
BN509B - Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (1 Year Full time )
BN509C - Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (2 Years Part time )
To view the full list of the FREE Springboard+ courses on offer at Click here
Application deadline :
The closing date to apply for our part time and Springboard+ courses is Wednesday 6th September 2017.

If you need any further information email info@itb.ie or get in touch with our Marketing team on 01 885 1530.

We look forward to seeing you on the day. ]]>
Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:36:21 ESThttp://www.itb.ie/newsevents/newsdetail.asp?Item=16857
<![CDATA[93K Capital Funding to support plumbing apprenticeship programmes at ITB ]]>The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) will receive a substantial 93,000 euro from the Department of Education and Skills through the Higher Education Authority (HEA). An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has welcomed the exciting news for the Dublin 15 college "I'm delighted to announce this funding which will support plumbing apprenticeships at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown". The funding will allow ITB to purchase equipment and carry out enabling works for the implementation of new syllabi for Plumbing apprenticeship programmes.

The recently published Action Plan to expand Apprenticeship and Traineeship in Ireland sets out how state agencies, education and training providers and employers will work together to deliver on the Action Plan for Education's commitments on the expansion of apprenticeship and traineeship in the period to 2020.
Minister Bruton explained that "This supports our objective to expand apprenticeships and traineeships in the period to 2020 and ensure they are an attractive path for people to take. We plan to more than double the number of annual Apprenticeship and Traineeship registrations to 14,000 by 2020.
Dr. Diarmuid O'Callaghan, President of ITB stated that the funding will "ensure that apprentices are getting the most up-to-date and industry relevant programmes available."

ITB looks forward to welcoming new plumbing apprentices to our campus in the future to pursue their careers. ]]>
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:12:58 ESThttp://www.itb.ie/newsevents/newsdetail.asp?Item=16856
<![CDATA[Three Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Soccer Stars Selected for the World University Games 2017 ]]>Pictured (from left to right) Ronan Keaskin ITB Sports Development Officer, Ian Molloy, Eleanor Ryan-Doyle and Jamie Hollywood.

The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) are delighted to announce today that three ITB students will represent Ireland at the World University Games in Taipei on the island of Taiwan this August. The opening ceremony will take place in front of 40,000 spectators on August 18th with the games due to close on August 29th.
The Ireland Men's Head Coach, Greg Yelverton, named Jamie Hollywood and Ian Molloy as part of his 20 man squad. Jamie is a Sports Management and Coaching student at ITB and has represented the college team for the last two years. Jamie currently plays with Drogheda United in the Airtricity League. Net minder Molloy is also a Sports Management and Coaching student and plays for ITB and Leinster Senior League side Firhouse Clover. The team will kick off their campaign on the August 18th when they will play France, they will then play Mexico on the 21st with their final game of the group stages being on August 23rd versus the host nation Taipei. All matches will kick off at 12:30pm Irish time.
Colin Bell announced that the very talented U19 International player Eleanor Ryan-Doyle will be part of his 20 woman squad at WUG. Eleanor plays a vital role on both her ITB and Peamount United teams. Awarded the WSCAI (Women's Soccer Colleges Association of Ireland) Ryan-Doyle is the top Goal scorer this year, providing ITB with 29 goals from eight games. She has already represented Ireland a number of times this year at International tournaments and championships. Her International experience will no doubt stand to her when playing on the World stage in Taipei later this summer. The Girls in Green will start off their campaign on August 18th against Mexico at 9:00am (Irish time) with their second group game taking place at 9:00am (Irish time) on August 20th against Canada.
Congratulating Eleanor, Ian and Jamie, ITB Sports Development Officer Ronan Keaskin said "ITB wishes the three students the very best of luck at the World Student Games. This is a marvellous opportunity and no doubt they will do both ITB and Ireland proud".

ITB Sport supports High Performance Athletes through our Sports Scholarship Programs, for more info please click here. ]]>
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:58:37 ESThttp://www.itb.ie/newsevents/newsdetail.asp?Item=16855
<![CDATA[ITB LEARN and WORK Programme : Earn money while getting an in-demand qualification ]]>
Growing demand for skills in the ICT sector, and the increasing interest in technology programmes amongst school leavers and mature students, led to ITB's establishment of the Learn+Work Programme in Networking Technologies last year, a full time course combining blocks of academic study with blocks of paid industry work placement. This work experience gives learners the opportunity to apply their learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the work-ready skills to gain employment upon graduation. Following completion, students are awarded a Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking Technologies.
The networking technologies course was designed in partnership with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to provide students with in-company placement, which accounts for approximately 50% of the course, accompanied by academic studies which provide the up to date technical and communication skills that are in high demand within the ICT sector, including modules on computer systems, server administration and networks as well as the knowledge required to achieve highly valued industry certified awards such as CompTIA, Linux, Cisco, Microsoft and VMware, which are also facilitated through ITB.

Students like Emmet Quinn (23) from Raheny receive exposure to experienced and creative mindsets, whilst making valuable connections with innovative companies such as Fleet Connect, based in Blanchardstown Corporate Park who provide Wi-Fi and technology solutions for public transport. According to Mr. Quinn, the paid work experience was a real clincher in applying for the course, helping him to keep his independence and focus on his studies, which other courses might not have provided. "The lack of fees allows me much more time to focus on my studies and puts me at a great advantage in terms of having the time to work on assignments and certifications. The certifications themselves are also massively beneficial to my professional development, and for future job applications," commented Mr. Quinn.
"In today's climate, people need to do more than run a cable or connect a router. A new recruit needs to possess excellent communication skills, be adept at solving problems, take ownership of their job and be able to react to situations swiftly and confidently. This is why we joined ITB's Learn+Work programme. We believe it's a win-win situation because students get the opportunity to grow, learn and build a portfolio, while we get to avail of the best staff in the business," said Patrick Cotter, CEO of Fleet Connect, where Emmet Quinn is currently undertaking his work experience.

"The businesses we partner with tell us that they see the course as a low-risk recruitment opportunity; using the placement period as a method of assessing prospective employees for future vacancies," said Mark Keyes, Work Placement Coordinator, ITB. "And of course this goes both ways, with students developing a very real impression of the IT industry, as well as a 'taster' of potential employers and workplaces" he continued.
The programme prepares candidates for careers in Networking, Data Centre and Cloud based disciplines, with roles including: Desktop service and support, Network Operation Centre Engineer, Information Security Engineer, Systems Administrator, Cisco Network Engineer, Helpdesk Engineer, Field Service Engineer and Pre-Sales Engineer.

Interested applicants can apply directly to www.itb.ie/learnandwork for an aptitude test and interview. ]]>
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:02:27 ESThttp://www.itb.ie/newsevents/newsdetail.asp?Item=16854
<![CDATA[FREE Courses under Springboard+ 2017 initiative : APPLY NOW ]]>Click here

ITB is delighted to announce that we are now in a position to offer free places on a number of courses to people who are currently unemployed under the 2017 Springboard+ initiative.

The following courses are now being offered :

BN774 - Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience (Intake 1 of 2) Click here
BN774 - Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience (Intake 2 of 2) Click here
BN772 - Certificate in Digital Enterprise Click here
BN528 - MSc in Computing in Applied Cyber Security Click here

ICT Skills Conversion Courses :
BN509B - Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (1 Year Full time ) Click here
BN509C - Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (2 Years Part time ) Click here
Eligibility:
For eligibility criteria please refer to the Springboard website at www.springboardcourses.ie/eligibility
Please note that applicants must also meet minimum academic entry requirements for each of our courses.
How to Apply?
All applications must be made online on the Springboard website at www.springboardcourses.ie

Application deadline
The closing date to apply for our Springboard+ courses is Wednesday 6th September 2017.

For further details please contact our Marketing team here in ITB on 01 885 1530 or email us at info@itb.ie ]]>
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:31:48 ESThttp://www.itb.ie/newsevents/newsdetail.asp?Item=16853