GMIT Mayo Campus

GMIT Mayo Campus
GMIT Mayo organise workshops, conferences and employer/Job opportunity events to highlight the importance of technology and digital skills in the region and beyond. Many events are hosted in collaboration with external bodies, such as enterprise boards, councils, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, Science Ireland. These events impact on 1000+ people every year. Each year the campus offers free Springboard training courses in the areas of technology and enterprise.
 
As part of its pledge to the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, GMIT Mayo is currently in the process of developing online and blended learning opportunities in technology.
 
Through the All Aboard national initiative to build confidence in digital skills for Learning, the GMIT Mayo Campus is offering a range of events for the general public, primary, secondary schools and local businesses. The events include hands-on workshops and talks. All Aboard is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, which aims to identify the wide range of skills and knowledge that students, and all those who work in higher education, will need to feel confident and creative when learning, working and exploring the digital world. 
Last update: 04/12/2017
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for all citizens

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/11/2016
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: YES
Yes, GMIT has been allocated funding by All Aboard

GMIT Mayo Campus

The Mayo Campus specialises in nursing and outdoor education, as well as offering courses in business, technology, health sciences and more.

Qualitative Impact

GMIT Mayo’s courses and activities are an integral part of the regional plan. GMIT Mayo is addressing the digital skills shortage by regularly hosting events for secondary schools to raise awareness of future job opportunities and related areas of study. The impact of these event is that the wider community will become aware of the range of digital skills that they can tap into and maybe build confidence to use them in their every day lives or perhaps pursue other courses to improve their digital skills. There are so many challenges to attracting students onto technology courses in Ireland so we are hoping that providing these workshops and talks, that people will realise that they can do it, as well as enjoy it.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People reached through awareness raising activities/all citizens All Aboard 2017 - Over 100 participants during the week of events 100 150
Online courses/traininigs developed/provided Develop Free online and blended learning courses 60 N/A
People reached through awareness raising activities/all citizens All Aboard 2018 100 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

As part of the All Aboard 2017 national initiative to build confidence in digital skills for Learning, the GMIT Mayo Campus offered a range of events for the general public, primary, secondary schools and local businesses. The events include hands-on workshops and talks. All Aboard is a project funded by Ireland’s National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, which aims to identify the wide range of skills and knowledge that students, and all those who work in higher education, will need to feel confident and creative when learning, working and exploring the digital world.
GMIT Mayo and Galway Campuses offered a series of events for Digital Skills Week from April 3-7th 2017. This was a national event that many third level institutes around the country participated in.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
Organise workshops on building a website, infographics, web analytics and stop motion animation 30/04/2017 Completed
Offer lectures to engage with local communities within Digital Skills Week 30/04/2017 Completed