Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Chloe Kinsella from ESB to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Chloe Kinsella

Engineer - Carbon

ESB

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  Chloe Kinsella

People working as carbon specialist come from many different backgrounds. In fact one of my former colleagues came from a genetics background, while the others were from an engineering background.

In Ireland at the moment it is quite hard to get into the carbon space so you may have to go abroad for training.

To pursue a career in engineering it is important to have a strong technical background.

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St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Cloud Computing - Advanced


Course Code:  6M0691
Award Code(s):  CNSXX
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The aim of this course is to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge and competencies to enable him/her pursue a career as Cloud Computing professional. Learners will gain skills in virtualisation, specifically focusing on VMwares technologies, as well as distributed systems which are the key areas of Cloud Computing. Areas of study will also include software design and development in addition to web design and development.

Development supports and progression strategies are provided to develop the learners personal effectiveness and job seeking skills so as to maximise employment potential and capacity to compete in the labour market. Participants will acquire computing skills that will enable them to progress to further studies. This course is run in collaboration with FIT (Fastrack to Information Technology) and DSP (Department of Social Protection).

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Distributed Systems
Virtualisation Support
Object Oriented Programming (Java)
GUI Programming (C#)
Software Architecture
Web Authoring
Project Management
Personal and Professional Development

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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