first_imgDonegal ETB launched a new Traineeship in Automated Software Testing on Monday last in Gaoth Dobhair. This exciting new training opportunity has been developed in partnership with Pramerica and Údarás na Gaeltachta.The course is being delivered in the [email protected] Dobhair innovation and digital hub, one of a network of thirty hubs to be developed in locations throughout Ireland’s Gaeltacht areas by Údarás na Gaeltachta. At the launch of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) Automated Software Testing Traineeship in [email protected] Gaoth Dobhair on Monday last are left-right: Vinny McGroary (Area Training Manager, Donegal ETB), Colm Richardson (Assistant Training Centre Manager, Donegal ETB), David Roche (Director FinTech Services & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Pramerica), Anna Ní Ghallachair (Chairperson, Údarás na Gaeltachta), Cróna Gallagher (Director of Further Education and Training Services, Donegal ETB), Michael Logue (Director, Systems Development and Gweedore Site Exec Pramerica Systems Ireland) and Micheál Ó Duibhir (Manager, [email protected] Dobhair).In opening the launch event Údarás na Gaeltachta Board Chairperson, Anna Ní Ghallachair, said, ‘Údarás na Gaeltachta are delighted to have had this opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues in Donegal ETB and our client company Pramerica. Innovation is central to our 3-year strategic plan and in supporting the delivery of this training provision we have developed a new innovative collaboration with the industry which we hope will reap significant benefits for course participants and this Gaeltacht community. This type of collaboration is essential for the development of the region and we look forward to working together on similar projects in the future.”In speaking about the development of the course, Pramerica’s Director FinTech Services & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, David Roche said, ‘This career traineeship has been developed in close collaboration with Pramerica here in Donegal. It will allow learners to progress directly into employment in the software sector. This is a great example of the strategy and success of ICT/FinTech working in collaboration with academia. Because of the Donegal ETB’s flexibility in course development and delivery, we are delighted that courses like this can be provided in all parts of county.”The traineeship covers a range of modules relevant to the industry including HTML5 application development fundamentals, software development fundamentals, database administration, computer programme using C#, software testing fundamentals and computer program using JAVA. Work experience is a core component of the traineeship with thirty percent of the training consisting of practical work experience in the industry.At the launch of Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) Automated Software Testing Traineeship in [email protected] Dobhair on Monday last are left-right Dara Devine (Contracted Training Officer, Donegal ETB), Micheál Ó Duibhir (Manager, [email protected] Dobhair), Paul Herron (Automated Software Training Instructor, Donegal ETB), Cróna Gallagher (Director of Further Education and Training Services, Donegal ETB), Colm Richardson (Assistant Training Centre Manager, Donegal ETB), Anna Ní Ghallachair (Chairperson, Údarás na Gaeltachta), Vinny McGroary (Area Training Manager, Donegal ETB), David Roche (Director FinTech Services & Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Pramerica), and Mairead Carlin (Assistant Training Centre Manager, Donegal ETB).In officially launching the traineeship, Cróna Gallagher, Director of Further Education and Training (FET) with Donegal ETB stated, ‘We are delighted to launch this exciting new training development here in Gaoth Dobhair today. Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service, has worked closely with Pramerica to develop this new traineeship in collaboration with Údarás na Gaeltachta. It has been a wonderful example of how our FET Service is working with industry in the county to meet their training needs and subsequently helping to fulfil employment requirements.’ Traineeships are co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.Donegal ETB launch new Automated Software Testing Traineeship was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Automated Software TestingDonegal ETBÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Lainey Wolf, National Association of Wheat GrowersAfter 12 years of research and the work of 20 countries, the genome of wheat has finally been sequenced. The complexity of the wheat genome made sequencing a long and difficult process. Now, the world’s most widely cultivated crop has each gene sequenced, and the possibilities are endless. With the use of this scientific breakthrough farmers and scientists can now coordinate to improve wheat production.Wheat is most complex plant to be fully genetically sequenced, to date. Decoding the incredibly complex structure of the wheat genome is a major scientific breakthrough that will allow for future improvements in wheat production. Wheat has a genome five times larger than that of humans, with much of the DNA being highly repetitive. Additionally, the cells are hexaploid, meaning that there are six homologous pairs of chromosomes instead of just two. Now that each of the approximately 108,000 genes of wheat are known, it is time to finish figuring out exactly what each of them do. Like other organisms, often multiple genes influence certain characteristics. Once the purpose of a gene is identified modifications can be made to improve traits.Modifying genes will allow for improvement across many areas in wheat production. In recent years, wheat yields have been declining. Increasing yields would provide more food to meet the demands of a growing world population. Resistance to climatic changes such as drought and frost could benefit farmers incredibly. Additionally, disease and pest resistance could potentially decrease a large loss of yield for wheat growers across different terrains.By creating better seeds, that are more suited to the environment which they will grow in, there is an increased potential for a more abundant and efficient harvest. The potential for environmental improvements has increased exponentially with the sequencing of the wheat genome. Creating more drought resistance wheat would allow for water conservation. Pest resistance could result in the reduced usage of pesticides, which enter the environment.Sequencing the genome of wheat has opened a new door for shaping the future of wheat production. With continued research and scientific discovery, one of the world’s major food sources can be improved for the benefit of producers and consumers alike. Looking forward, the wheat industry can hope to improve yields, environmental impacts and efficiency because of this breakthrough.last_img read more