UCC has announced a partnership project with Microsoft, harnessing the power of Microsoft Teams and LinkedIn Learning to support final year/penultimate year students as they build up work-ready skills and attributes.
The project was launched to 1,000 UCC students last week by President John O’Halloran and Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, Cathriona Hallahan.
This project demonstrates the value we can achieve when Higher Education and Technology companies work together to support our students and the future of work, where emerging technologies including AI offer the ability to improve student employability.
Funding provided through the HEA Innovation and Transformation Fund, and Tomar Trust is supporting the development of a Graduate Attributes Programme within the university to provide a suite of Transition Out initiatives, which are preparing final year students to transition into professional environments and become life-wide and life-long learners. The programme is embracing innovation and technological change, and enhancing skills to enable our students to be resilient, innovative, globally connected, and capable of coping with technological and other transformational changes ahead for the future of work.
Source: UCC News (by Eleanor Donoghue, Graduate Attributes Programme Manager)