August 19, 2014

Testimonials from 2013/2014 Springboard Students – Level 6 Certificate in Polymer Technology

Testimonials from Springboard students

“I found this course absolutely brilliant and life changing. I started this course as a springboard student and Plastics Ireland and IT Sligo have given me a wealth of knowledge with regards to the plastic industry. First Polymer Training helped me get accepted into a job bridge program with a world wide medical company and three months in I was hired full time as an Extrusion Technician. I would strongly recommend this course as the lectures and tutors try and help you in every possibly way. This course provided me with the correct skills and attributes needed in Plastic engineering and which are now part of my everyday tasks.”

‘The prospect of returning to education was made easy when a career change was necessary with the Polymer Level 6 online course with Plastics Ireland. It was my first introduction into the plastics industry and gave me a great appreciation for the materials we touch and use throughout our daily lives while also gaining valuable knowledge into how products are designed and manufactured. During our well structured one year course we had weekly lectures with informative and challenging content and great online support if queries arose. College travel and attendance was minimal and well organised and constructive time spent when necessary. After my examinations I feel confident having a great foundation to build on within the industry where I can implement all I’ve learned with a host company work placement and gain practical experience which will be a huge benefit to my career.
I have no hesitation recommending this course to anyone considering a career in polymer engineering’

‘I found on-line learning to be so helpful. It reduced travelling time and travelling costs for us off-campus students. We travelled only for practicals. Students can study anywhere they have access to a computer and Internet connection. If you miss a lesson you don’t lose much as you can get everything on the recorded lecture, thus we had a flexible time to study. We got a lot of support from our lecturers , if we have questions, we just write them on ‘any questions” on the moodle page and get the answers quickly from the concerned lecturer. Lectures are also put on PDF format so that we can print them and revise at any time. Through e-learning I have developed tremendous knowledge of internet and computer skills and an excellent understanding of plastic materials and the manufacturing of parts processes. I am now expecting to get work placement so that I can put what I have learnt into practice. After that I can be qualified to work in the plastics industry’.

‘For my Springboard course, I have always received excellent support and advice from Plastics Ireland. The experienced lecturers and staff were always there to assist me, which made it easier for my online studies. Being a nodal point for the plastics industry in Ireland, Plastics Ireland has got the best of abilities for imparting education and training. I am confident that the skills gained here will help me to get back into employment’.


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