What We Do

ITAG's mission is to promote, strengthen and grow the information technology industry in the West of Ireland. ITAG is built on three core principles: Create, Connect, Compete.

We strive to develop a highly skilled IT workforce to benefit both existing businesses and to attract new ones. Our goal is to foster the continued growth of a strong IT cluster in the Galway region, through networking and training events, joint initiaties and regional and national advocacy

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ITAG Skillnet

ITAG Skillnet Programme

ITAG Skillnet is a network of over 60 companies involved in the IT sector in the Galway area. The companies range from micro start-ups to local multi-nationals with a strong IT emphasis.

ITAG Skillnet’s primary objective is to strengthen and develop the IT sector in Galway by improving competitiveness and reducing training costs, with investment in employees through tailored training and learning programmes.

For further information on ITAG Skillnet, contact Dee Timoney on 087 2226499 or email dtimoney@itag.ie

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Job-seekers can participate in ITAG Skillnet training programmes in areas that are in demand by employers subject to the eligibility criteria listed below.
Job-seekers, click here to see if you are eligible to take part in ITAG Skillnet Training courses.

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ITAG Skillnet & Avaya are launching a Jobseekers Support Program

Avaya International Sales Limited, a major telecoms research and development centre based in Mervue Business Park, Galway, has a history in supporting individuals back into employment and takes a proactive approach to building a sustainable workforce. Since the inception of the JobBridge program in 2011 Avaya has provided placements focused on providing hands-on training to job seekers looking to enhance their opportunities in the labour market. 80% of jobseekers that have completed their internship with Avaya have successfully secured paid employment with the vast majority of those securing permanent roles at Avaya

Avaya/ITAG Skillnet is embarking on a new project by launching a ‘Job Seekers Support Program’ (JSSP) to begin in September 2013. This program aimed solely at training unemployed people (on live register for 6 months or more) will provide skills which are in demand by ICT industry. Training will be provided on the Avaya Campus in Galway and will take in 10 job seekers through an intensive and fast tracked software engineering development curriculum. The program is targeted at job seekers with limited IT background who have a proactive positive attitude, are capable of working independently or as part of a cross functional team, possess good written and verbal communication skills. General knowledge and understanding of Information Technology Infrastrcutures would be an advantage. Opportunities will exist in the following areas:-

· Software Development
· Software Test Automation
· Software Quality Assurance

Applicants interested in participating in this program should email a copy of their CV to contact@itag.ie

 ITAG Awards 2012-2013

ITAG Awards 2011

The ITAG Awards 2012-2013 have been moved to Friday 22nd of March 2013. 

Application Form

Deadline for submissions Thursday 28th of February - 10pm

To submit a nomination or to get further details about the awards click here!

The ITAG Awards aims to promote and recognize outstanding innovative technology and applications. It also encourages practitioners to develop creative ICT solutions for a better life and uplifts the professional image of Galway and the West of Ireland's technology industry both locally and internationally.

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Through ITAG, the IT sector in Galway has been mobilised to play its role in shaping the future development of the region, both economically and socially.


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GMIT 2014 New Frontiers Start-up Programme

Applications are now open for GMIT 2014 New Frontiers Start-up Programme.  If you have an innovative business idea that will create employment and have export potential, this is the programme for you! The Programme is run by Galway and Mayo (Castlebar) Innovation Centres.  Business start-ups are achieving over 80% success rate on New Frontiers:  €15k grant, office space, structured start process, networking opportunities with potential investors, free business expertise for the best projects! Please spread the word! For more information on this exciting programme & to download an application form see our website.
www.gmit.ie/newfrontiers