Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow secured over €15m in funding this week through the Human Capital Initiative under Pillar 3, Innovation and Agility. Under this pillar it is intended that innovative methods of teaching and delivery will be promoted, so that learners will benefit from improved quality and more engaging ways of learning on enterprise-focused courses.
The capacity of institutions to anticipate, understand and respond to emerging skills needs of enterprise will be increased, together with the ability of institutions to provide lifelong learning and upskilling opportunities for all. Both colleges are also involved in several other projects as collaborative partners. The initiatives that secured funding are:
|HEI Lead Institution||Title of Application||Collaborative Education Partners||Funding allocated|
|Waterford Institute of Technology||Strengthening and Protecting the Funds Industry in Ireland||CIT, State Street, BNY Melon||€2,048,180|
|Institute of Technology Carlow (IUA and Thea)||Realising the potential of recognition of prior learning and lifelong learning in Irish higher education||ITC, CIT, DKIT, TUD, LIT, GMIT, AIT, LYIT, ITS, WIT, UCC, TCD, UL, NUIG, DCU,MU, UCD, THEA, IUA IADT ITT||€6,904,176|
|Waterford Institute of Technology||AMASE: Additive Manufacturing Advancing the South East||IT Carlow & Industry Partners||€2,152,349|
|Institute of Technology Carlow||Centre for Insurance, Risk and Data Analytics Studies (CIRDAS)||LYIT||€1,725,343|
|Institute of Technology Carlow||Postgraduate Certificate in Innovative Materials for Industry 4.0||DCU||€2,568,083|