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Could the Cloud Be Your Silver Lining?

Posted on July 25, 2011

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Every cloud has a silver lining they say. For those engaged in a job search it could be that cloud computing could provide an opportunity. The National College of Ireland is one of the colleges offering a range of accredited learning opportunities in cloud computing at the moment.

Robert Ward, Director of Student Recruitment from NCI explained why the Cloud is so important. 'ICT Ireland has said as many as 75% of ICT companies have vacancies in cloud computing and web development with up to half of companies having more than 20 roles to fill.'

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Numbers on the Back to Education Allowance soared in 2010

Posted on July 12, 2011

A telling statistic in the Department of Social Protection's Annual Report 2010 released earlier this week is the number of people last year who availed of the Back to Education Allowance. The report reveals that in the 2009/2010 academic year a total of 20,808 people (10,457 at 2nd level, and 10,351 at 3rd level) were in receipt of a Back to Education allowance, an increase of 79% on 2009.)

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