Digital Skills Employment Academy Is Open for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Area Residents  ~2024-03-29~

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29th Mar 2024

This FREE 8-week programme, exclusively for residents of the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area who are unemployed or under-employed, is your gateway to a fulfilling career in the digital world.

Why this Academy is for you:

  • Market-Driven Skills: Master in-demand digital skills sought after by local employers in AI, social media, video, websites, and more.

  • Personalised Support: Get matched with your ideal career path and receive one-on-one guidance to land the perfect job.

  • Expert Mentorship: Benefit from dedicated mentors who will support you every step of the way and help you build a personalised action plan.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with local businesses and industry leaders to increase your network and open doors to new possibilities.

Digital Skills Employment Academy

Fermanagh and Omagh Labour Market Partnership has launched the ‘Digital Skills Employment Academy’. This 8-week programme will seek to equip participants with Digital Skills in order to enhance their employability and help them secure employment.

Labour Market Partnerships, which create targeted employment action plans for council areas, are funded by the Department for Communities, and allow for collaboration at local and regional level to support people towards and into work.

Northern Ireland’s digital sector is booming, with vibrant growth in cybersecurity, fintech, software development and more. This surge presents incredible opportunities for residents across the region, including Fermanagh and Omagh. However, to truly capitalise on this growth, we need a skilled workforce equipped with the necessary digital competencies.

That’s where the Digital Skills Employment Academy steps in. This program bridges the gap between aspiring individuals and the in-demand skills needed to thrive in Northern Ireland’s dynamic digital landscape. By investing in your digital upskilling, you’re not just securing your own future but also contributing to the region’s broader economic success.

How the Academy benefits Fermanagh, Omagh and Northern Ireland:

  • Boosts Local Employment: Empower residents to access high-paying jobs in the digital sector, strengthening the local economy and reducing unemployment.

  • Attracts and Retains Businesses: Creates a readily available pool of skilled talent, making the region more attractive to leading digital companies and fostering further growth and investment.

  • Enhances Innovation: A digitally skilled workforce drives innovation and entrepreneurship, leading to the development of new and exciting digital solutions and products.

  • Reduces Skills Gap: Addresses the existing gap between available jobs and individuals with the necessary skills, ensuring Northern Ireland remains competitive in the global digital market.

Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly commented:

“This Programme will provide comprehensive support to local people and bridge the gap between driven individuals and the in-demand digital skills needed in our local area.  By successfully developing digital skills, our residents will be able to embrace employment opportunities and achieve greater financial stability”.

Ciaran Connolly, Director of  ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing (Delivery Partner for the Digital Skills Employment Academy) also added;

“In an era where digital technology is part of every part of society and the economy, digital skills are crucial for securing great employment opportunities. This programme is tailored to provide job-specific skills and relevant qualifications, ensuring that training participants are able to enhance their employability with highly sought-after digital skills and knowledge.”

Who Can Apply?

Fermanagh and Omagh Labour Market Partnership, in conjunction with ProfileTree Web Design and Digital Marketing Agency, are seeking participants to join the Digital Employment Academy. In order to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria;

  • A resident of the Fermanagh & Omagh Council Area

  • Be unemployed or under-employed

  • Have an interest in Digital Marketing

How To Apply?


What Will You Learn?

This programme focuses on improving employment outcomes by providing opportunities to attain desirable digital skills and qualifications. The programme will cover the following:

  1. Digital Strategy: How to Win Personally and for Business

  2. Creating Videos for Video Marketing

  3. Writing Content Using AI and How To Use WordPress

  4. Building a Website; Creating Your Online Portfolio

  5. Using LinkedIn for Business and Employment

  6. Social Media Strategy

  7. Cybersecurity: Keeping Safe Online

  8. Developing Employment skills for the Digital and Technology Sector

Digital Skills Employment Academy participants will receive certification upon successful completion of the programme.