November 2017
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Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the December issue of the CIT Extended Campus newsletter, where you can read about some of the collaborations that have occurred between CIT and Industry over the past few months.

CIT continues to collaborate with industry on a daily basis. If this is something that is of interest to you, please contact us in Extended campus at or 021 433 5302 to discuss collaboration opportunities in more detail. 

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and we look forward to working with you in 2018.

CIT Extended Campus

Joint CIT/ITT Supervisory Management Programme

CIT has partnered with IT Tralee in delivering a new Level 6 Supervisory Management Programme on the basis of upskilling needs initially identified by the South-West Regional Skills Forum’s (SWRSF) Manufacturing/Engineering Group at their inaugural round-table in December 2016.

Companies participating include Tricel, Dairymaster, Borgwarner, Astellas and MSL Engineering amongst others. The peer-to-peer professional learning of having multiple companies involved in programme development and subsequent participation has been highlighted as a major strength by industry. Equally the peer-to-peer learning from having a range of academic departments across the institute’s involved, including CIT’s Department of Organisation and Professional Development, CIT’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMs), and the Department of Business at IT Tralee has also been highlighted and demonstrates the strength and benefit of industry education partnerships in co-developing and delivering upskilling programmes.

There are preliminary plans to run the programme at CIT in 2018 with the possibility of a further run of the programme in Tralee also on the cards. For further details of the programme, please click here: For further information on a Cork run contact Don Crowley on (021) 4335909 or

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Fundamental Movement for Children

Students in 3rd and 4th Year of the Montessori Education Programme in the Department of Sport, Leisure and Childhood Studies in CIT, delivered a Fundamental Movement Skills Activity Programme to 2nd and 3rd class students from Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh, Buachailli, Bishopstown, Cork.

Thomas Broderick, lecturer in the Department commented that “engaging with the local community in this way is essential to enhancing the CIT student experience”.


To explore how CIT can collaborate with you, email us today or call us on 021 4335302


Update from Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS)

CAMMS (Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Management Systems) is a Continuing Professional Development Centre (CPD) within CIT dedicated to providing opportunities for workforce development and personal upskilling.

As part of the Christmas celebrations, CAMMS hosted their annual “Mince Pie and Mingles” event on the morning of December 12th. Thanks to all for coming and a very happy Christmas.

For more information on CAMMS please visit


Marketing Students Available for Work Placement

Bachelor of Business in Marketing students have been working hard in preparation for their 15 week work placement, which commences in February 2018.

Students have already secured placement across various sectors including but not limited to IT, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Motors, Media and Travel. Companies range from start-ups to multinationals to non-profit organisations.


Closing date for applications from businesses interested in the placement programme for February 2018 is Friday 12th Jan 2018. Applications are also now open for placement in 2019. If you are interested in offering placement to a student, please contact Michelle Collins on 021-4335512 or


Presentation of 2016/17 Springboard Awards

On December 15th in the Council Chamber at CIT the Department of Process, Energy and Transport Engineering (PET) made awards to students who successfully completed the Department’s 2016/17 Springboard programmes. Awards were made in the:

  • Diploma in Biopharma Manufacturing Operations
  • Certificate in Biopharma Processing
  • Certificate in the Science of Biotechnological Manufacturing Operations
  • Certificate in Cleanroom Manufacturing Practices.

For a full list of CIT’s Springboard and ICT Skills offerings click here For Springboard Courses in the Department of Process, Energy and Transportation contact


Certificate in Designing Innovative Services

The Certificate in Designing Innovative Services is now open for applications for Semester 2 2018.

The Certificate consists of 2 modules;

  • Design Thinking Seminar Series
  • Design Thinking for Services.

Each module has its own distinct delivery modes and evaluation methods. The programme is delivered during semester 2 in CIT, with the programme commencing on the week beginning January 29th, 2018.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Certificate and the Saturday workshops in particular, take a look at Fred Creedon’s Linkedin blogs, where he regularly provides insights into the programme.  If you or anyone you know may benefit from participating in this exciting programme, please feel free to drop an email to


CIT Extended Campus,
Cork Institute of Technology,
Cork, Ireland
T12 P928

Tel: 021 433 5302
Twitter: @extendedcampus

Cork Institute of Technology

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