IKC3 launches Turas Learning Programme at Munster Technological University
Equipping learners with the skills needed to create a climate-resilient world
Ireland’s Knowledge Centre for Carbon, Climate and Community Action (IKC3) have launched the Turas Learning Programme at Munster Technology University (MTU). Delivered over the course of 6 months, the Turas Learning Programme is a new upskilling initiative that will equip participants with up-to-date knowledge on contemporary climate change challenges in terms of adaptation, mitigation, science and policy. The programme allows learners to work actively and collaboratively through their insights and apply them in a practical, meaningful way within coherent ecological, social, economic and societal contexts. Transferable skills, personal development, and leadership development are key focus areas of the programme.
Starting on April 24th 2023 with a kick-off event, Turas Learning Programme activities will be delivered between April and October 2023. The programme features personal development sessions, online thought-provoking lectures and workshops, a week-long residential summer school in July and culminates in a networking summit and graduation ceremony. These activities are designed to fit around work and education commitments and aimed at upskilling existing professionals and adding value to primary degree areas. Except for travel to and from the summer school, costs for the Turas Learning Programme are fully covered through the Higher Education Authority and IKC3.
For those interested in applying, an online information session will be held at on 10th March at 1pm. Deadline for applications in 24th March at 5pm. For full details on the Turas Learning programme and to register for the information session visit here.
The IKC3 Turas Learning Programme 2023, co-developed by MTU, TCD and the Climate KIC, is an amazing opportunity for students and industry to develop innovative climate and sustainability solutions, to create new potential products and services to contribute to the transition to net zero and achieving the goals of the Climate Action Plan. Participants will develop Systems Thinking and innovation skills via the lens of sustainability which are hugely in demand at the moment and will set them apart as change agents in their organisations and in next steps in their careers. Dr Helena McMahon, IKC3 Director, Head of Department – STEM, Munster Technological University
The Turas Learning Programme provides an exceptional opportunity for participants to learn more about the complexities of climate change, and to develop their leadership skills to create practical action plans for climate adaptation or mitigation. If you are passionate about leadership for climate action but don’t know where to start, this programme is for you. Dr. Quentin Crowley, IKC3 Partner Lead, Associate Professor, Geology, Trinity College Dublin
IKC3 provides flexible learning pathways to support and enable industry, enterprise and the community transition to a low carbon economy. The project is funded as part of the Government’s Future Jobs Initiative and has received funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) under the Human Capital Initiative 3 (HCI3) designed to deliver investment targeting increased capacity in higher education to meet priority skills needs which includes Climate Change and Sustainable Living. The consortium, led by Munster Technological University in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, involves an extensive national and EU wide network of partners, including the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Climate-KIC, Sustainable Innovations Spain, European HEIs, companies, enterprise clusters, local government, civic and social innovators.