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UCC awarded funding under July Jobs Stimulus 2020

27 Oct 2020

241 free and subsidised places will be made available at UCC following the award of €1.8million under the new Jobs Stimulus Package announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD.

The July Jobs Stimulus is part of Ireland's response to the Covid-19 crisis and aims to support businesses to get back on their feet and get as many people as possible back to work quickly by providing upskilling and reskilling places for those who have been most affected and ensuring that they have the skills most needed by employers today.

The funding awarded to UCC under this scheme will provide the opportunity for 241 students to engage in postgraduate studies while contributing just 10% of the course cost. Those in receipt of DSP payments, including PUP, will be eligible to undertake part-time courses free of charge. Courses will be open to returners to the workforce, those in employment, former self-employed and recent graduates. Eligible participants must have at least a level 8 qualification or equivalent and be ordinarily resident in Ireland.

Programmes have been identified to respond to skills shortages in a broad range of industry sectors e.g. Youth Work, Social Policy, Coaching, Nursing, Public Health and a broad range of Executive Education programmes.   A full list of programmes is available at www.ucc.ie/skills.

For more on this story contact:

Anne Marie Cooney, Deputy President & Registrar's Office, 021 4903978 or am.cooney@ucc.ie 

Deputy President & Registrar

First Floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, UCC, T12 YN60