TechWest 2016, which was launched in the PorterShed in Galway City’s Innovation District today (Monday), is an event to be held in Dublin on October 26, showcasing jobs on offer in the West and Mid-West regions,’ outlining the benefits to those thinking of making the move from Dublin. Booking is now open at collinsmcnicholas.clearbookings.com.
Organised by Collins McNicholas — the only national recruitment company headquartered outside Dublin — this free event will be held at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin on Wednesday, October 26, starting at 5pm. The event is being run in conjunction with the Western Development Commission.
The aim of TechWest 2016 is to target people who are open to moving to work in the West and Mid-West and outline the opportunities available to them.
The event will feature a range of speakers including owners of companies looking to hire, people who have set up successful businesses in the regions as well as individuals who have made the move already. They include John Gleeson of General Motors and Martina Power, Vice President at ACI Worldwide, both based in Limerick.
MC for the night is Samantha McCaughren, Business Editor of the Sunday Independent. Other speakers include representatives from support organisations such as the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, the WDC and Galway’s Portershed & Innovation District.
Gillian Buckley, Investment Manager of the WDC, said: “The West of Ireland is an ideal environment for young technology companies with strong growth potential and job opportunities. It offers strong networks, connectivity and a dynamic start-up environment where you can have a quality of life second to none. “The opportunities in terms of work space, funding sources, shared learning and collaboration coupled with the wonderful lifestyle, accessibility and living costs makes the West the perfect place to achieve your work/life balance.”
Collins McNicholas experts will also run a CV Clinic where attendees can get their CV assessed and be matched with potential job opportunities. TechWest 2016 will close with networking opportunities as well as beer and whiskey tasting and artisan food sampling.