November 20, 2015

5th Cohort of the B. Eng in Polymer Processing students graduate – 29th October 2015

First Polymer Training Skillnet & Plastics Ireland would like to congratulate the Class of 2015 who graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Processing, on the 29th October 2015, at the annual conferring ceremony at IT Sligo.

The BEng in Polymer Processing was designed in 2009 in collaboration with First Polymer Training Skillnet to address what was a growing shortage of skills in the polymer (plastics) area. The degree was designed after a series of meetings with the networks steering group, industry groups and selected member companies, as well as a comprehensive survey of the skills needs of the industry which determined that there was an ‘urgent’ need to address this skills shortage. The course demonstrates the value of open and constructive engagement between industry and academic institutions. The programme is delivered online, chiefly as a distance learning programme, with some practical sessions scheduled throughout the year and is jointly delivered by Sligo and Athlone Institutes of Technology.

After the main conferring ceremony, First Polymer Training Skillnet & Plastics Ireland made a special presentation to each graduate to mark their great achievement. For the full album of photos on the day please see our Facebook page


Class of 2015!



The Class of 2015 – B. Engineering in Polymer Processing pictured with Vincent Cunnane (IT Sligo President) Una Parsons, David Mulligan & Donal Lyons (IT Sligo), Catherine Collins (First Polymer Training Skillnet) and Mark McAuley (Plastics Ireland – Ibec).

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