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October 24, 2023

Bootcamps in ICT created for the Northeast

M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet Partners with Generation Ireland and Amazon Web Services to Launch Transformative IT Bootcamps for Regional Workforce Development

Drogheda, 9th October 2023 – M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet is delighted to announce the launch of two industry-leading bootcamps, focused on IT Security and Amazon Web Services (AWS), set to begin this November and December respectively. These programmes are a result of funding secured from Skillnet Ireland’s Skills Connect programme, the Government of Ireland’s leading business support agency dedicated to advancing the competitiveness and innovation of Irish businesses.

In a strategic partnership with Generation Ireland, an industry leading not-for-profit entity, M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet aims to transform the education-to-employment journey. Generation Ireland, with its proven methodology, offers pathways to those who are unemployed or underemployed and its programmes have historically generated tangible business value for employers and have had a lasting impact on participants’ careers.

“This collaboration underscores our commitment to fostering regional growth and strengthening our workforce by providing cutting-edge, industry-relevant training,” said Joe Lynch, M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet Manager. “We aim to cater for 22-25 learners for each bootcamp, with a significant portion anticipated to be from counties Louth and Meath.”

M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet’s dedication to addressing both technical and non-technical skill needs of the local businesses is unwavering. These bootcamps are an example of how enterprise-led workforce development can not only cater to business needs but can also create a pool of highly skilled professionals ready to tackle the challenges of tomorrow, today.

Amazon Web Services Country Lead Ireland and Operations Director Neil Morris added: We are delighted to partner with Generation Ireland and M1 Skillnet to provide training through our pioneering AWS re/Start programme to people in the Louth and Meath region looking to launch a career in tech and develop new skills.

AWS has been investing in communities in Ireland for over 15 years and this partnership highlights our ongoing commitment to widening access to jobs and supporting under-represented groups and young people in the areas we operate in. AWS re/Start plays a vital role in bridging the skills gap in Ireland and helps learners gain the key technical skills they need to work in entry and mid-level Cloud and tech roles.”

For those interested in participating in these bootcamps or businesses seeking to leverage this opportunity for their workforce, more details will be available on the M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet website and also:

AWS: https://gen.partners/CareersInAWS
ITS: https://gen.partners/CareersInITSupport

Ronan Harbison, from Generation Ireland said “Generation Ireland are delighted to start a strategic partnership with M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet. As an official IDA Partner championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace, we will strengthen the region’s entry-level workforce for both multinational and SMEs alike. Generation, as Ireland’s leading bootcamp provider, upskills unemployed and underemployed people for role-specific careers that enables economic mobility and transform their lives “.

M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet operates with co-funding from Skillnet Ireland and its valued member companies, always striving to support the growth and advancement of its member entities.

About M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet: A multi-sector learning network, M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet provides subsidised training to businesses across the region, consistently championing regional growth and workforce development through quality, industry-led training.

Press Contact:

Joe Lynch, Manager M1 Drogheda Chamber Skillnet. manager@m1skillnet.ie

Phone:  +353 (0)83 0278518

Ronan Harbison, Executive Director, Ireland, ronan.harbison@generation.org

Phone: +353 (0)86 8058624

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