Leading the way – Advanced Certificate in Management Practice Progamme for Foreign Nationals

New student intake set out on an Advanced Certificate in Management Practice Programme for Foreign Nationals

Pictured are some of the participants from the Advanced Certificate in Management Practice for Foreign Nationals which is taking place at Cavan Innovation & Technology Centre. This group are part of the HATCH programme which is designed to educate and provide networking support for eligible participants from the non national community amongst other benefitting groups. The HATCH Programme is part-financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Other courses available through HATCH for Foreign Nationals include English for Employability and CPPD in Customer Care. The courses are based in centres across the central border area, including Cavan, Enniskillen and Omagh, based on demand.

Steve Pollard form the University of Ulster explained how “the Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (ACMP) for Foreign Nationals course has been designed to give participants the experience and knowledge required to work in a management role. It also gives them the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of management in an economic context”.

All of the participants involved in the course see the course as an opportunity to broaden their management and business skills . As one current student explains: “ One thing I can say for certain about the HATCH Programme is that it made me think about who I am, how I can improve myself and increased my self-awareness. The programme is very practice oriented which is exactly what you need as you cannot run a business or anything else on theory! I would recommend it, not only to managers, because it gives you tools you can apply in different aspects of your life”

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HATCH Students celebrate success

Published on:13 Jan 2012

HATCH students celebrate at their Graduation

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Pictured are some of the first graduates to complete the specially designed Advanced Diploma and Advanced Certificate Courses accredited through the University of Ulster as part of the HATCH (Higher Attainment Through Cross-Border Hubs) Programme. The HATCH programme is designed to support and develop a number of groups including Female Entrepreneurs, Foreign Nationals and those from the Construction & Engineering Sector through a series of accredited programmes and networking events. The project has been part-financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. (SEUPB)

As Dympna McCarron, Project Manager described the recent event held at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown as “well -earned recognition of the inputs of the participants into the programme and a celebration of the results achieved”.

Anyone interested in participating on the 2012 HATCH (Higher Attainment Through Cross-Border Hubs) Programme, should contact 049 4377277 or email HATCHadmissions@cavanitc.ie

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HATCH Female Entrepreneurs get creative at Easter

Published on:27 Apr 2011

Enterprising Females HATCH an Exciting Easter Programme!

Pictured are Female Entrepreneurs Anke Morgenroth and Ann Reilly together with some of the children who participated on their very successful Teddy Bear and Easter Bunny Workshops in Livewirez activity centre, Cavan town on Saturday 23rd April.

The women, who together with ten other female entrepreneurs from across the Central Border Region region, are participating on the HATCH Programme. This programme is designed to support and develop Female Entrepreneurship through a series of accredited programmes and networking events and has been part-financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Having met as participants on the programme Ann and Anke developed this wonderful Easter Camp concept for children incorporating Ann’s Children’s Playgroup Centre in Cavan town and Anke’s Craft and Tourism in Bawnboy, County Cavan.

The enterprising women developed a fun filled Easter programme where children from 5 -12 could come and make their own Teddy Bears and Easter Bunnies in the very child friendly Livewirez play centre. The children pictured proudly show their individual creations from their supervised workshop.

Dympna McCarron, Project Manager of HATCH describes the initiative as follows: “The particular course of study the ladies have embarked on is the Advanced Diploma in Management Practice , specifically designed for Female Entrepreneurs. This highly interactive, block release programme specifically develops and challenges Female Entrepreneurs to think about their products and services differently. The ladies have very successfully combined their separate businesses to offer a very unique and creative alternative to play for young children in County Cavan. These ladies are wonderful role models for Female Entrepreneurs and have literally made business ‘childs play’!!

Ann Reilly, owner of Livewirez says “The programme is an excellent next step for women in business who having started their own business wish to progress to the next level” Ann considers the networking elements of the programme as particularly powerful. She says “Through the programme I feel empowered and supported in my plans for taking the business to the next level”

Anke Morgenroth, Bear Essentials praised the programme for facilitating the opportunity to stop and think about her business and how through the application of practical methodologies she might develop her business offer and that of businesses which she mentors. As Anke explains : “The teaching has equipped me with a number of business development tools which I am already implementing with positive effect”
Ann and Anke together with the other 10 class participants will complete the programme in June at which time a new programme will open up to interested participants.

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