As we mentioned in our last newsletter, the University of Ulster are helping with the industry demand for programmers by releasing two new Postgraduate courses. These courses are free of charge.
The first, 100 places in a PgCert in Artificial Intelligence, is designed to get a hold on the demand for AI across many industries. It’s a 19 week course and open to graduates from many disciplines – focusing initially on those from STEM backgrounds. Demand will be high so apply now!
The second, a PgCert in Software Development (with a specialisation in Data Science) is open to everyone with a degree. Again a 19 week course and delivered fully online. 100 more places to move Northern Ireland forward.
These courses are funded by the Department for the Economy as part of a multi-year effort from Digital Circle, Instil, DfE, CBI, Kainos, Allstate, Liberty and other companies to help meet the demand for IT workers. The Covid-19 pandemic will be a hiccup in the long term but the demand for knowledge workers – especially workers with their own initiative who can withstand the rigours of working from home.