Screen Skills Ireland Featured in Fora Report on Apprenticeships

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Screen Skills Ireland was featured in an article by Fora, exploring the range of apprenticeships available in Ireland. The article highlighted the CGI Technical Apprenticeship, run in partnership with TU Dublin, a Level 8 apprenticeship that commenced in October 2019. The apprenticeship, which was designed in extensive consultation with industry, is aimed at individuals looking to build a career as a CGI Technical Artist in the animation, games, VFX, or immersive technologies, and emphasises real-world skills and employability. It also included an interview with Screen Skills Ireland Manager, Gareth Lee, discussing the growth of opportunities in the animation sector and the role played by apprenticeships in addressing skills gaps, ensuring that there are qualified professionals to fill these positions. He also discussed the importance of apprenticeships in providing an alternative route into employment for those who may not wish to pursue a degree, commenting that, “one route doesn’t necessarily fit all.” Read the full article here.