Skills-Based Short Courses, Taught Online, Are In Big Demand In 2013


Enrolments in skills-based online courses up 100% on January 2012 for Irish Academy of Public Relations. Biggest increase in students studying PR followed by Journalism, Event Management and lastly grammar. Six key reasons identified. Next course beg

New York City (I-Newswire) January 17, 2013 - Skills-based courses which are taught online have seen a huge surge in demand in 2013. "Our enrolments are up by 100% on January 2012" said Ellen Gunning, director of The Irish Academy of Public Relations. The biggest increase this year is in students studying public relations, closely followed by students enrolling for journalism, event management and lastly grammar courses.


The Academy's research indicates that there are numerous reasons for the growth of their short, online courses. The key reasons are:
- Skills based courses are practical and enhance a persons employability.
- Public Relations, Journalism and Event Management skills are used worldwide. They are not 'location specific' skills.
- People feel more pressurised for time. Studying online offers a flexible option.
- In a recession, people are reluctant to commit to one-or-two year courses of study.
- Online study suits people who have demanding lives and cannot commit to a specific evening or day each week, but know that they can devote time to studying late at night, early in the morning, or at weekends.
- If someone re-locates during a course of online study, the course continues uninterrupted.


"People want to acquire skills that will enhance their employability, or enhance their value to their current employer. You can acquire public relations, journalism or event management skills in ten weeks, online. This allows you to bring management, publicity, information and communications skills to a job and gives you the edge over another applicant. In today's highly competitive environment, it is all about making yourself more marketable and employable" added Ellen Gunning, director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations.


She also pointed out that these communications skills can be used for charities, sports bodies and community groups. "There is no reason in the world why you cannot start using your skills immediately to benefit voluntary organisations. They will be delighted with the help, you will be giving something back to society and you will have practical experience to add to your CV" she said.


Academy students are nominated their own personal tutor - an industry professional - who works with them throughout their course of study. Graduates of the Irish Academy of Public Relations are currently based in: America, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Lesotho, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland & the United Arab Emirates.


The Academy's online courses begin on January 24th. More information about the content of each course and online enrolment is on www.irishacademy.com/us. Email: education@irishacademy.com Phone Toll Free 855.2780.802






About Irish Academy of Public Relations

The Irish Academy provides online courses in public relations, journalism, event management and gram   More..mar, worldwide, since 1992. Courses are 10-12 weeks duration. Personal tutors work with students to provide one-to-one tutoring.Less..

Contact Information

Irish Academy of Public Relations
Ellen Gunning
22 West 19th. Street, 4th. Floor
New York City
NY 10011
Phone : 8552780802

Tags:

Education   online   PR  

Published in:

Education

Published On:

January 17, 2013

Print Release:

Print Release

If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. I-Newswire.com is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the I-Newswire.com press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.


Related Releases

Generate4Schools Selects Northeast Academy Elementary School for New Fundraiser; Benefits Business Community
Generate4Schools works with local Mystic, CT businesses to reduce their credit card processing fees and generate recurring revenue in addition to the savings, given to local schools on the business' behalf.

From International Exchange for a Select Few, to International Immersion for Entire Batches - "Global" Is the New "Local" for Elite B-schools
Back in the mid-nineties, in a rush to cash in the exploding demand for higher and professional education, B-schools and Engineering colleges popped up all over the country with scant regard to quality standards.

Looking for Preschool Day Care, Preschool Franchise, Play Schools in Bangalore
If you are looking for a preschool, you may be wishing you had a check list of questions to ask or things to do so Billy Bears is going to do the best to give you a little help.

Becoming a Host Family for Kaplan International English Students in Westwood, Los Angeles
Becoming a Host Family for Kaplan International English Students in Westwood, Los Angeles

Everett Launches Innovative City-Wide Early Reading Challenge Using Mobile Devices
Everett, MA school Superintendent Frederick Foresteire and Mayor Carlo DeMaria unveil a city-wide reading challenge to all pre-K through 3rd grade children using mobile devices via a partnership with Footsteps2Brilliance ®, Inc.