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'Make IT in Cork' launched to fill skills gaps in tech sector

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'Make IT in Cork' launched to fill skills gaps in tech sector

'Make IT in Cork' launched to fill skills gaps in tech sector

The demand for IT skills is on the increase in Cork and an industry-led initiative, Make IT in Cork, has been launched to attract skilled professionals to work in the local technology sector.

Organisations such as Apple, EMC, VMWare, McAfee, Big Fish, TrendMicro, Voxpro, Pilz and Quest Software now a part of Dell are all based in Cork and require a steady pipeline of professionals with IT and multilingual skills.  

There are now over 10,000 people already employed in over 40 overseas ICT/technology companies in the city and county.

 “In order to ensure that the tech cluster in the region continues to prosper, Make IT in Cork has been developed to work together with industry partners to promote career opportunities here and to promote the quality of life in the region,” explained Siobhan Hasner, marketing manager for Make IT in Cork. 

“This initiative aims to build a pipeline of IT and multilingual professionals in the short term, while longer term objectives like providing transitional training to address the skills gap can be mobilised”, she added. 

Make IT in Cork provides job opportunities and listings on its website as well as supporting information about relocating to Cork.  A social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter to promote the region also forms part of the initiative.

Run by Cork-based software and social media company AssemblyPoint, Make IT in Cork has the support of Cork Chamber and other business support organisations in the region.

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