About FIT

About FIT

Fastrack to Information Technology is a not-for-profit, industry-led organisation which works in close collaboration with government department, national education and training agencies, local development organisations and a host of community based organisations.


FIT’s mission is to promote an inclusive Smart Economy by creating routes to marketable technical skills for people at risk in Ireland’s labour market. Working in collaboration with QQI, other awarding bodies, SOLAS, ETBI/ETBs, Regional Skills Forums and local development agencies, it designs tech programmes that enable people to acquire the in-demand skills identified, collaborates with regional/local education and training providers in their delivery and assists those who complete them to secure employment.


Established in 1999, FIT’s initiative is to develop and promote technology-based programmes and career development opportunities for those who may have become detached from the labour market in an increasingly knowledge-based economy.


Since then, FIT has expanded substantially and now operates nationwide. More recently FIT has been appointed National Coordinator for Ireland’s first two ICT Tech Apprenticeships at NFQ Level 6 which strengthens FIT’s initiative to ensure high-quality sustainable employment those with the right skillset.

To date, over 16,000 job seekers have completed FIT skills development programmes of which in excess of 12,500 progressed into employment. 3,500 job seekers are currently participating in FIT programmes. Recently the EU Commission cited FIT as one of the most effective employability initiatives in Europe.

About FIT was last modified: August 3rd, 2018 by admin