VMWare offers 19 CIT trainees paying jobs

3rd December 2013, Tuesday
By Bryan T. Smyth

Earlier this year Cork Institute of Technology took a group of unemployed
graduates into the Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing Conversion Programme,
now VMware, the industry-leading virtualization software company with a
significant local presence in Cork, has offered 19 of these students paid
graduate internship positions.

Tim Horgan, Head of Online Delivery at CIT said: “This achievement is built
on the strong industry engagement that Cork Institute of Technology has
established with industry, the dedicated lecturing staff and the vision
shown by the Institute. The nature of the online delivery and 24/7 access
to state-of-the-art cloud computing infrastructures has added huge
flexibility and value to this programme.”

CIT is a global leader in the provision of Cloud Computing education. In
2011, in partnership with EMC and VMware it developed the world’s first
Masters and Undergraduate Degree programmes in Cloud Computing. The jobs
focused HEA – ICT Skills graduate conversion programme designed in
conjunction with VMware has proved very successful again this year. Last
year’s cohort of over 55 graduates are now in full-time employment.

VMware is an industry-leading virtualization software company, which
empowers organizations to innovate and thrive by streamlining IT
operations. By virtualizing infrastructure – from the data centre to the
cloud to mobile devices – VMware enables IT to deliver services from any
device, anytime, anywhere.

Karen Egan, Senior Director – Global Support EMEA at VMware said: “We are
excited to bring these graduates into VMware in January. The collaboration
between VMware and CIT over the past 4 years has produced excellent
results. We recognise the flexibility and acute focus to business needs
that CIT bring to the curriculum.”

CIT’s suite of Cloud Computing programmes are aligned with industry
business models and are delivered globally with students based in Russia,
India, Saudi Arabia, Germany, France, Spain, UK, Netherlands, USA and
across Ireland who study in a global virtual classroom. For more details
visit http://cloud.cit.ie/

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