Killybegs Tourism College to get €1.8M investment

first_imgThe Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today announced funding of €1.8m towards significant building upgrades at the School of Tourism at Letterkenny IT (LYIT) Killybegs Campus.The funding is being provided under Project Ireland 2040 which commits to Exchequer investments of €2.2 billion in higher education infrastructure over the coming decade.Minister McHugh said he was delighted to announce the funding under Project Ireland 2040 for the LYIT School of Tourism in Killybegs. He said “This investment will enable significant upgrades to the existing structures, while the relocation and upgrade of the library space to the main campus building will provide a much needed focal point for students and staff.“In providing this funding, the Government is acknowledging the important role the School of Tourism has played, and continues to play, particularly as it celebrates 50 years on the go this year.“The funding also supports LYIT as a member of the Connacht Ulster Alliance, which continues to work towards Technological University status. Under Project Ireland 2040, major investment in new buildings for members of the Alliance are being advanced as part of the Higher Education Public Private Partnership Programme in Letterkenny and Galway, while significant upgrade and refurbishment works are targeted in Sligo and Castlebar.”The funding under Project Ireland will be provided through the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The €1.8m will facilitate the upgrade and modernisation of the Killybegs campus, including a new library and education facilities at the main building as well as administration offices. The investment will also improve the student experience as the campus is modernised.The upgrade work will help support LYIT’s ambition to attract new students to courses in tourism and hospitality at the Killybegs Campus and forms an essential part of the LYIT plan to double student numbers on the campus to around 400 in the coming years.Minister McHugh added: “Improving the higher education offerings at a regional level is a key plank of Project Ireland 2040. It will help to drive increased opportunities for students to study in Donegal and to promote local and regional education in the tourism industry. These skills are vital to the tourism market which are an important driver of growth in our rural economy.“LYIT has also been proactive in supporting a diversity of education provision including part-time, Springboard, lifelong learning and apprenticeships. I am pleased that the investment announced today will support LYIT to further develop and grow these offerings. Congratulations to everyone involved in LYIT and I look forward to seeing the success of this investment with LYIT president Paul Hannigan.”Killybegs Tourism College to get €1.8M investment was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:grantJoe McHughKIllybegs Tourism CollegeLYITlast_img read more

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UAAP volleyball: Adamson trumps UP for 2nd straight win

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ARBOR: RISC-based Panel PC for IoV, IIoT applications

first_imgARBOR introduced the new IoT-800N RISC-based panel PC with built-in OBD II for vehicle application. With Rich I/O and wireless options, the IoT-800N is a suitable device for fleet management, driver fatigue monitoring and Industrial Automation. The IoT-800N is powered by Rockchip PX30 ARM-Based processor. With 2GB of soldered-on DDR4 memory, this new quad-core processor translates to a 45% performance improvement over the previous generation.In fleet management, IoT-800N’s built-in OBD II function can communicate with the in-vehicle applications, such as display status information and data collection. The data can easily transmit to the cloud or server for monitoring management and analysis.The new IoT-800N integrated all-in-one LTE module that enables GPS and voice-call to immediately communicate with the fleet management without the need of additional devices.Using an onboard 8 megapixel camera, the IoT-800N can be used in fleet management for driver fatigue monitoring to help reduce safety risks. For wireless connectivity, IoT-800N is capable of supporting Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and LTE.The new 8 inch touch display is the perfect size to provide operators a better viewing angle and brightness range to allow for more flexibility on mounting and placement designs. IoT-800N can withstand operating temperatures between -20-70°C. Wide-range power input and IGN power management allows for versatile usability in various industrial scenarios. The IoT-800N has built-in RS232/422/485 COM ports, 3x DI/DO, USB ports and a LAN port and also supports large capacity MicroSD Cards up to 128GB, suitable for Industrial Automation.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Advantech unveils 1U desktop system EPC-T2286Next Abaco, RTI and Wind River partner on COTS DO-254 and DO-178C solution for airborne systemslast_img read more

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$40 Million to Clean Drains in Kingston and St. Andrew

first_img Approximately $40 million has been set aside to carry out major drain cleaning across Kingston and St. Andrew. Story Highlights This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, during yesterday’s (July 11) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation at its Church Street offices in downtown Kingston. Approximately $40 million has been set aside to carry out major drain cleaning across Kingston and St. Andrew.The annual programme, which started in May, seeks to reduce the flooding that usually occurs during rainy periods.This was disclosed by Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, during yesterday’s (July 11) sitting of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation at its Church Street offices in downtown Kingston.“We have started it; we have cleaned a number of critical drains (and) the programme continues,” he said.The Mayor informed that drains in Harbour View and Bull Bay, as well as along Spanish Town Road, have already been cleaned. He added that drains along the coastline spanning all divisions will be cleaned.“We continue to monitor those drains… as they are critical to our city,” the Mayor said.He pointed out that the programme is maintained through the Corporation’s Parochial Revenue Fund (PRF), which is received on a monthly basis. “So, basically, as the funds become available, we clean and we observe and ensure that the drains are kept clean, especially the ones that are critical and are in flood-prone areas,” he said.In the meantime, the Mayor is urging Jamaicans to properly dispose of their garbage and not to throw it in gullies or drains, as this usually results in blocked drains that lead to flooding when it rains. In the meantime, the Mayor is urging Jamaicans to properly dispose of their garbage and not to throw it in gullies or drains, as this usually results in blocked drains that lead to flooding when it rains. last_img read more

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