Joining the Springboard+ programme was an opportunity to tangibly change the world for Killian Stokes.
After working in the international aid sector and returning to Ireland, Killian wanted to support business initiatives that emphasized the work of people in regions of Africa. To do that, he took an Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise course through Springboard+.
Now he’s leading a successful business and career with Moyee Coffee, stocked in businesses across Ireland with the potential for European expansion. Through such work, he’s able to support fair trade work in Ethiopia, where Moyee coffee beans are grown and roasted, which supports five times more jobs and three times more income than when just sourcing coffee beans from the region.
“I would definitely encourage somebody thinking about a Springboard course to apply. I think they’re a great source of motivation. They keep you moving, giving you that fresh source of energy and, obviously, ideas from the lecturers and course content,” Killian said about his experience.
Watch the video below to hear more about Killian’s experience.
Oxana Sereda spent 10 years in accounting until she jumped into the cybersecurity industry. By joining the Springboard+ programme, Oxana equipped herself with skills necessary to excel in the thriving industry.
After earning a master’s degree in information security and digital forensics at the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown, Oxana worked at the leading cybersecurity firm BH Consulting.
Check out the video below to see how Oxana successfully changed her career path by utilizing the Springboard+ programme.