Digital Skills Academy

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Digital Skills Academy
Established 2008
Location Dublin, Ireland
CEO Paul Dunne
Affiliations Dublin Institute of Technology
Website www.digitalskillsacademy.com

Digital Skills Academy is a training organisation based in the Digital Hub, located in former buildings of the Guinness Brewery complex in Dublin's Liberties.[1] It was founded in 2008 to provide training in Computing and Digital Media for people wish to up-skill in these disciplines, its programmes are validated and awarded by the Dublin Institute of Technology.[2]

In 2011 the DIT and Digital Skills academy signed an initial three year agreement to develop and deliver new digital media programmes, commencing with the WebElevate course.[3]

Some of the programmes are delivered part-time to facilitate job seekers and those employed, some of the programmes are NFQ Level 8 such as WebElevate[4] and WebInnovate. In 2013 the webelevate will be available as a Level 7 BSc degree in Digital Technology and Design . The Level 6 WebActivate programme is delivered on a full-time basis. Most of the courses have an Industry placement or Industry project as a component of the course.

A number of the Academys programmes are delivered in locations outside Dublin such as Cork ( St. John's Central College), Port Laoise Education Centre and Monaghan Education Centre.

A number of the courses such as Webelevate and Webinnovate are available though the Irish governments Springboard initiative.[5]

The WebActivate and TechActivate courses are available as part of the Momentum Initiative,[6] which is administered by FAS.

October 2013 seen the Digital Skills Academy (DSA) announce an academic collaboration with Mexican University, El Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO),[7] which would see them jointly delivering a number of technological programmes in Mexico.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Digital Skills Academy Digital Biscuit.
  2. ^ Digital Skills Academy By Fergal Gallagher, www.digitaltimes.ie, August 1, 2012.
  3. ^ DIT and Digital Skills Academy sign Partnership Silicon Republic, August 2, 2011.
  4. ^ Webelevate The Digital Hub.
  5. ^ Digital Skills Academy www.springboard.ie
  6. ^ Momentum Skills - Momentum Official Website.
  7. ^ Education Claire Murphy, Herald.ie, 22 October 2013.
  8. ^ Digital Skills Academy signs academic agreement with Mexican university www.businessandleadership.com, 21 October 2013.