November 2017
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Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the November 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. 

CIT Extended Campus

Certificate in Leadership Development

On 28th September 2017, CIT welcomed staff from Boston Scientific onto the Certificate in Leadership Development course.  This was the second cohort of staff from Boston Scientific to begin this course; the first intake of students began the programme in January 2017 and finished in June.

CIT invites enquiries from other interested organisations who might like to upskill their staff through enrolment on this course.  If interested, please contact Mr Don Crowley, Head, Department of Organisation and Professional Development. T: 021 433 5909

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Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS)

The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS) at CIT has been very busy at the start of the new academic year. As well as commencing its new intakes for courses in Lean Sigma, Project Management, Automation and Control; the BEng (Hons) programmes in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Process Plant Technology have also recommenced.

CAMMS is anxious to talk to companies or organisations who might be interested in specific runs of any of its suite of programmes. For more information contact the CAMMS Manager Michael McGrath at or 021 4326756 or Ciara Lavelle or 021 4326264.

All CAMMS courses can be reviewed at


Food Photography and Styling Course

The Food Photography & Styling course offered by the Tourism and Hospitality Department CIT, began in September 2017.  The course, which serves as an introduction to food photography, writing and image sharing, will run from September to December every Thursday night for 3 hours.  

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


Professor Irene Sheridan was the Guest Speaker at the IDA/DELL Education Ireland Summit

On August 24th Dell in association with IDA held an Education Summit Ireland at their Cherrywood site.  This key client-led event in partnership with third level Institutions explored whether we as educators and employers are prepared to embrace the future graduate.  Leaders in education and enterprise explored the challenges of academic-industry collaboration and the nature of the workplace of the future.  In her keynote address Professor Irene Sheridan (Cork Institute of Technology) explored some of the truths and myths in relation to skills gaps, shortages and mismatches as well as addressing employee churn, gender pay gaps and diversity.  She outlined the current policy environment and some basic building blocks of good collaboration initiatives to support graduate formation and maintain employability in a challenging and changing environment.

Service Design Conference

On 26th September, Service Republic, a joint initiative by Cork County Council and Cork Institute of Technology, hosted a major international Service Design conference in Fota Island Resort, Cork.

This was the first event of its kind in Ireland and people from all sectors interested in Service Design and Design Thinking, came to meet and share their ideas and experience. The format included rapid-fire presentations and expert panel discussions along with opportunities for delegates to network with national and international leaders in Service Design.


Follow the Seasons, beginning at the NMCI’s Superyacht Division

Imagine this…it’s winter time but you are sailing south to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and later to West Palm. From there you’ll sail to the Bahamas, and in the Caribbean head to St Martin or Antigua. In the summer, you’ll journey North up the US coast to Boston, Maine and Newport or across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

This might sound like the lifestyle of the rich and famous but it may also be the ideal career if working on board a luxury superyacht appeals to you.A world of unique experiences, voyages to exotic locations and amazing stories awaits…

For more information on the National Maritime College of Ireland’s Superyacht Division email or contact Melissa Lynch – Superyacht Co-Coordinator


Professional Retail Bakery Awards Ceremony

The Department of Tourism & Hospitality at Cork Institute of Technology held an awards ceremony in October for eleven candidates who participated in the inaugural Professional Retail Bakery module.  This module was designed in response to a demand from Musgraves for those working in the retail industry. The module constitutes 10 credits at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
The module helps to develop the students’ baking skills and techniques and builds on their existing knowledge in the area.  This is turn results in increased productivity in the workplace.  Employees from Musgraves also have the opportunity to complete a module in Delicatessen Food Service (10 credits), while those who complete both modules and achieve twenty credits will receive a Certificate in Retail Food Operations.  Such a qualification is of great benefit to both the business and to the student’s own professional development.


Recognition of Prior Learning Certificate Presentation Ceremony

On September 14th 2017 Dr Barry O’Connor, President of CIT,  presented certificates of completion to 12 learners – mainly members of staff of Kilkenny Carlow ETB (KCETB) - who had successfully completed a 10 credit Level 9 module on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  The module RPL; Policy, Practice, Pedagogy was developed as part of the Masters in Teaching and Learning in CIT. The event was attended by Cynthia Deane – Chief Executive KCETB, and Councillor Peter Cleere – Chairperson KCETB. 

Recognition of Prior Learning has been in the culture of CIT since 1996 and it has ensured that all learning can be valued for access, transfer and progression at all levels and in all disciplines in CIT and its constituent colleges.


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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