Applications and requirements rise at LIT

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Email Print LIMERICK Institute of Technology expects that this years number of first year entrants will be on a par with 2009, when the college saw the largest first round acceptance of degree courses.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Through the CAO, LIT have offered 938 places to students in honours degree programmes and 1,998 offers to students for level 6 or 7 programmes.This is in addition to 423 offers to mature students before the summer, 304 of whom have already accepted their places.Keeping with national trends, entry points for many courses in the college have risen this year, notably in Art and Design, up from 785 points to 830, Multimedia Programming and Design, up from 285 to 325 and Drug and Medicinal Product Analysis, up 25 points to 275.Two new courses, Accounting and Finance and Business with Sports Management, were launched by the college this year at 335 and 310 points respectively.For those who have received a first round offer from LIT, they must accept by Monday, August 30. Second round offers will be made on September 1, to be accepted by September 8.Registration for first year students will take place at the LIT campus on Friday September 10. WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal NewsApplications and requirements rise at LITBy admin – August 27, 2010 682 Linkedin Twitter Previous articleWe Should Be Dead – Alive and KickingNext articleFlip It TV adminlast_img read more

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More checks on temps working with the needy

first_img Comments are closed. Recruitment agencies supplying temporary staff that work with at-risk groupssuch as children, will now be responsible for ‘taking all reasonable steps’ toensure their staff are safe and suitable for the role. Under new Government rules, agencies that supply temporary staff to workwith children or the elderly and infirm will now have to check relevantqualifications and receive two references before a placement can be made. Ben Willmott, employee relations adviser at the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel and Development (CIPD) said the reforms would help employers recruitreliable and safe individuals. “HR professionals should welcome the amended regulations because theyplace greater obligations on agencies to check on the identity and backgroundof candidates to ensure they are suitable for the positions they are putforward for,” he said. The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations, dueto come into force in early April, will affect around 700,000 agency workersand 17,000 employment agencies in the UK. Other changes include a ‘quarantine’ period of a minimum of eight weeks anda maximum of 14 weeks before the worker will be free to take up a permanentpost at the hiring company without that company having to pay a transfer fee. Historically, large transfer fees payable in this situation have oftendissuaded hirers from taking an agency worker onto their books. The new rules will be policed by the DTI’s Employment Agency StandardsInspectorate. Each offence will attract penalties of up to £5,000 and apotential 10-year ban on operating as an agency. Marcia Roberts, deputy chief executive of the Recruitment and EmploymentConfederation, said: “Penalties for proven breaches should be meaningfuland work as a deterrent, and they should be raised in line with inflation eachyear.” By Mike Berry More checks on temps working with the needyOn 13 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Iowa brewed beer sales increase

first_imgThe beer brewing movement continues to grow in the state. Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division spokesman, Tyler Ackerson, says it shows in yearly sales figures..“Iowa-made beer actually saw a 16-point-three percent increase in total gallons sold — which is a very strong increase,” Ackerson says. “Liquor and wine gallons sold — those also increased by three-point-five percent and point-six-five percent, respectively.” The gallons sold of non-Iowa brewed beers dropped one-point-one percent. He says the double digit jump in sales of Iowa brewed suds makes sense with the way the industry has expanded.“That kind of coincides with us seeing over 100 breweries and brew pubs that are now open in the state,” Ackerson says. “Iowans seem to like Iowa-made beer quite a bit.” Ackerson says there haven’t been any big law changes to spark the increase.“There have been some changes for Iowa distilleries to be able to sell at the distillery location. But nothing has really changed for breweries and brew pubs,” according to Ackerson, “I think it’s just that Iowans are demonstrating a preference for Iowa-made beer — so more breweries and brew pubs are opening to meet that demand — and it’s being reflected in the total gallons we see sold.”Ackerson says the licensing numbers indicate more events that might feature Iowa products.“What we’re seeing is we’ve crossed over 18-thousand licenses and permits being issued and we’re seeing a large increase in temporary licenses. Five day licenses, and those are usually involved in fairs and festivals. So, a lot of these special events are wanting to incorporate alcohol, and that’s being in our licensing numbers,” Ackerson explains. While the Iowa beers are getting more popular — they still are only a small drop in the keg compared to the other brands sold. There were nearly 71 million gallons of non-native beer sold in the state in the last fiscal year — compared to 795-thousand gallons of Iowa brewed beer. Iowans bought nearly five million gallons of wine produced outside the state — compared to nearly four-point-seven million gallons of in-state wine.last_img read more

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