Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has hosted an awards ceremony for graduates from the Deloitte Analytics Training Academy (DATA) at Belfast Metropolitan campus. Michael Scott from Ballymena is pictured receiving his graduation certificate from Minister Farry.
Congratulating the graduates Minister Farry said: “The Deloitte Analytics Training Academy is an excellent example of how my Department’s Assured Skills programme is supporting graduates to find employment.
“We have worked closely with Deloitte and Belfast Met to ensure this course met the needs of the company and successfully upskilled graduates in data analytics.
“The Assured Skills initiative is designed to guarantee expanding companies that their skills needs can be provided for.”
“The Academy model has been in existence for several years and has proved extremely successful. Matching the skill sets of our graduates with industry needs is vital to ensuring that Northern Ireland remains an attractive location for inward investment and we continue to grow our local economy.”
The 20 graduates accepted on to the Academy were from a range of disciplines such as Social Studies, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Architecture and Philosophical Studies. Students undertook nine weeks of classroom based training at Belfast Met’s e3 campus and all 20 completed the programme.