Queen’s University in Belfast has launched a free online part-time course to help upskill and retrain people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Department for the Economy will be funding 100 places on the postgraduate certificate in operations and supply chain management, offering training for those who have either been “furloughed or lost their job due to the pandemic”
“Queen’s has an important leadership role to play in supporting those sectors of our economy most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and in reskilling our community,” Professor Ian Greer, vice-chancellor of Queen’s University, said.
“This new course will ensure that those sections of Northern Ireland’s workforce, most impacted by this crisis, can access skills training in areas that will develop their employment opportunities within a matter of months, and support the regrowth of our economy as we emerge from this global crisis.”
And Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas, head of Queen’s Management School, said: “Working closely with our stakeholders we have responded to their request for a postgraduate course to provide much needed skills to businesses and the wider Northern Ireland economy. In this course we emphasise the importance of building sustainable, ethical and efficient supply chains. Students will learn how to develop sustainable, global operations and supply chains.”