This initiative builds on long-standing partnerships with Iasa Ireland chapter members and the Irish Computer Society, as well as the Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet MSc in Software Solutions Architecture, which is developed and delivered by Technological University Dublin with accreditation from Iasa Global.
This strategic partnership begins later this month and will initially focus on two initiatives:
• Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet will fund part of the per person cost of attending the upcoming Iasa CITA-Foundation (https://www.ictskillnet.ie/training/iasa-foundation-course/) level course being held in Dublin during the week of October 3.
• Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet will fund part of the cost of client specific Iasa CITA-Foundation courses scheduled before the end of 2022 for private or commercial semi state organisations registered in the Republic of Ireland. These classes will be delivered onsite with clients and require minimum attendee numbers.
Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and Iasa Global plan to expand this partnership through 2023 and beyond to incorporate community activities, events, and additional programs to broaden the skills of the business technology architecture community. Additional programs will include the CITA-Foundation and CITA-Associate architect career pathway courses, short courses on Architect skills for Business People, Introduction to Architect Skills for Developers, Value of Architecture for C-Suite and CITA-Professional/Distinguished architect board certification programs.
“We welcome this announcement, which will further enhance our ambition to professionalise the business technology architect career pathways in Ireland,” said Dave Feenan, Network Manager of Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet. “Iasa Global brings universally acclaimed domain expertise to this partnership, affording the embracement of new skills, methodologies and theory to this prestigious and much-sought after job role.”
Leo Peyton, the Commercial Director of Iasa Global, added that he “was looking forward to beginning this strategic partnership with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and bringing these programs to an even larger community in the years ahead. This is an opportunity to develop the skills, competencies, and career pathways not only of existing and aspiring IT architects, but also those who interact with these teams.”
He added that Ireland “has long been a leader in developing this profession and in understanding the digital advantage and value to an organisation of a highly skilled, world class architect practice. This is another example of that leadership, and we are very excited to work with the community here to develop this further.”