Female Leadership and Management Skills course sees first graduates from Cork College

17 women from companies across Cork received certificates on Friday last following their successful completion of a conjoined programme from Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) and the Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA) with the objective of developing future leaders within the technology sector.

The programme, delivered through Cork College of FET’s Bishopstown Campus, is exclusive to women and is part of the Skills to Advance ‘Leading Through Change’ initiative, which launched in September 2021.

The course aims to develop the management capability of women in the workforce and was open to all CEIA member companies. Delivery was collaborative, leveraging off the skills and talent of current women leaders across the network to support potential future leaders.

Representatives from Boston Scientific, Wystek, Horner, Logitech, Apple and Intel participated in the course.

Valerie Cowman, Chair of the CEIA Education and Skills group said the programme was a great way to build the leadership skills of women in companies within the network and enable them to support and learn from each other:

“I would like to congratulate all the learners who received their awards today. The collaborative effort to identify and select relevant modules for network member companies plus the support from women leaders in the programme delivery really demonstrates the advantage of network delivery. It allowed the programme participants to engage with both leaders and learners from organisations they would not normally encounter and has hopefully set them on the path to future career success.”


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