I think it's a brilliant thing for Kerry and for the wider region that
Code Institute and Kerry College are collaborating on this in a way to sort
of address the needs in a direct and efficient way. Any additional training
that's available to local people to allow them to become business-ready for
us and hit the ground running in any area, particularly software development,
is a really positive development and it will definitely drive our business
growth. We would have a lot of people that are working with us that are
travelling as far as Dublin to acquire some of these skills, so it's great
that's something that is an initiative here locally for people
and that Kerry ETB are on board with that aswell. With Code Institute and the ETB working
together, they're able to give us that pipeline of people that have some
experience outside and then having that coding base that they can work on.
I definitely recommend the course, you learn a huge amount, the tech stack is
really relevant and it writes quite different to what you might learn in a
computer science degree course but it's applicable to a huge number of
industries and a huge number of tech-specific jobs while also giving you the
fundamentals to learn any other language really that you'd want to put your mind to.
We recruited 14 people from over 100 applicants. 14 started. 14 finished. As of
today nine are currently working. Two have progressed to further study and the rest
are looking for that perfect gig.