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Survey invitation: Skills for Industry

We would like to invite you to take a survey on skills for new services, which we carry out in a service contract for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).Services and especially innovation in services increasingly depend on high-tech skills. The European Commission wishes to develop with all relevant stakeholders a shared vision 2030 to enhance ...

   Thursday, February 13th


How to advance in your career if your boss won’t help

The workplace of today has changed from the days of secure positions and training trajectories for all staff. And in no department is this felt more acutely than in IT, still seen as the ‘new’ department in the business.The facts are clear: 79% of employees who quit their jobs do so due to a lack of appreciation by supervisors. So, if your boss doesn’...

  Wednesday, February 12th


HISI launch CHIME Ireland Chapter

CHIME, HISI (the Health Informatics Society of Ireland) and the Irish Computer Society will work together to support health and care executives across Ireland by giving them the resources they need to become exceptional leaders in IT.The new partnership means eligible members of ICS and HISI can access myCHIME - an online networking platform and The Knowledge Hub, for educational resources.HISI Chair, ...

  Thursday, February 6th


Women4IT - 6 profiles to increase employability for young women

The Women4IT project is seeking employers, training partners and prospective students to increase employability for young women through free training for six digital job profiles including: Digital Media Specialists, Data Analysts, Web Developers, Graphic Designers, Quality Assurance Testers and Customer Service Representatives.Women4IT is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project ...

  Thursday, February 6th


ICT professionals: skills opportunities and challenges 2019 EU update

A new report predicts an additional 395,000 new jobs in ICT occupations by 2030. Ireland is expected to grow ICT jobs by 29% - far in above of the predicted EU average of 11%.Cedefop the independent EU agency for developing skills policy and Skills Panorama the analysis unit charged with turning labour market data into accurate and timely intelligence have delivered their latest new insights into skill ...

  Friday, December 6th


Looking for new staff? Find them at a student-employer networking event

The National College of Ireland are very proud of their students who recently graduated in November from MSc, Postgraduate and Higher Diploma courses in Cyber, Cloud, Data Analytics, Web Technologies and Software Development.These are highly sought after skills and employers looking for these skills were invited to meet with these graduates in a ‘Networking for Work’ event which has now taken place.The ...

  Thursday, November 28th


ICS Deputy CEO Mary Cleary awarded inaugural David O'Leary Award

Mary Cleary, Deputy CEO of the Irish Computer Society, has been awarded the inaugural David O’Leary Award for her contributions to the development of IT Professionalism.Mary Cleary was presented with the award at the IFIP General Assembly in Kiev this week.Receiving the inaugural award demonstrates Mary’s continuing commitment to raising standards of professionalism in IT across Ireland and internationally. She ...

  Thursday, October 17th


A new declaration on IT Professionalism

A new declaration on IT Professionalism was made by the ICS CIO Advisory board on behalf of the ICS CIO Forum at the recent ICS Leaders Conference.It is no secret that almost 40% of companies trying to recruit IT professionals in Europe report difficulties in finding skilled workers. Clearly, we have to create the right framework to attract fresh talent to the IT sector, ...

  Thursday, October 17th


Survey invitation: Skills for Industry

We would like to invite you to take a survey on skills for new services, which we carry out in a service contract for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).Services and especially innovation in services increasingly depend on high-tech skills. The European Commission wishes to develop with all relevant stakeholders a shared vision 2030 to enhance ...

   Thursday, February 13th


How to advance in your career if your boss won’t help

The workplace of today has changed from the days of secure positions and training trajectories for all staff. And in no department is this felt more acutely than in IT, still seen as the ‘new’ department in the business.The facts are clear: 79% of employees who quit their jobs do so due to a lack of appreciation by supervisors. So, if your boss doesn’...

  Wednesday, February 12th


HISI launch CHIME Ireland Chapter

CHIME, HISI (the Health Informatics Society of Ireland) and the Irish Computer Society will work together to support health and care executives across Ireland by giving them the resources they need to become exceptional leaders in IT.The new partnership means eligible members of ICS and HISI can access myCHIME - an online networking platform and The Knowledge Hub, for educational resources.HISI Chair, ...

  Thursday, February 6th


Women4IT - 6 profiles to increase employability for young women

The Women4IT project is seeking employers, training partners and prospective students to increase employability for young women through free training for six digital job profiles including: Digital Media Specialists, Data Analysts, Web Developers, Graphic Designers, Quality Assurance Testers and Customer Service Representatives.Women4IT is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project ...

  Thursday, February 6th


Latest release of e-Competence Framework (eCF) now available

Technological change is changing the global economy. To continue to prosper, European businesses have to be competitive. In this context, new digital skills are a major priority for the European industry, for it to compete successfully in the global, innovation-based economy. The global race for talent requires the European workforce to acquire high-level skills and continuously improve them to boost employability and fuel competitiveness ...

  Monday, February 3rd


Survey: perception of AI by IT professionals

The CEPIS Information Society SIN has launched a survey to find out which is the perception of IT professionals on AI. The survey is based on a very short questionnaire with 10 statements on AI.ICS is a member of CEPIS, the representative body of national informatics associations throughout greater Europe. Established in 1989 by 9 European informatics societies, CEPIS has since grown to represent over 450,000 ICT ...

  Thursday, January 23rd


Volunteer as a judge at this year's Scratch Coding Competition

Would you love to share your STEM knowledge and expertise with students?Would you like to help students with their STEM projects?Do you believe you could be a great resource for students interested in STEM fields?If you answered YES to any of these questions, then our future digital creators need you!Each year, the Irish Computer Society is sponsored by Lero (The ...

  Wednesday, January 22nd


ICS welcomes new Fellow Kieran McCorry