LEO Donegal Partners with LYIT on New Hospitality Course

Local Enterprise Office Donegal is joining forces with LYIT to present a Higher Diploma in Food Product Innovation and Enterprise (Level 8). For the academic year 2021/2022, this programme is co-funded by the Local Enterprise Office, Donegal County Council. Places are limited and there is a remaining fee of €1,350 to be paid by the participant, which can be paid in instalments throughout the course.

Nicola Dunnion, Head of Department at LYIT’s School of Tourism College in Killybegs said: “Participants of this programme will acquire a new and comprehensive understanding of the strategic issues facing the food and drink industry. The course will examine the unprecedented opportunities around feeding billions of new global consumers; how the sector can be more sustainable; how to use food to improve the wellbeing of every citizen on the planet, and how to spend the wall of capital flooding into global agribusiness and food from external investors. Lessons will be illustrated through a series of structured experiences with Irish food producers and guest lectures from senior executives in the Irish food and drink sector”.

Nicola Dunnion, Head of Department at LYIT’s School of Tourism College in Killybegs

Adding to this, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise Donegal said: “We are delighted to be partnering with LYIT on this course. After completion of this programme participants will have brought a business from concept stage right through to prototype development, including developing a strategic marketing plan of how to bring a product or service to market. We hope that the programme will encourage more existing food business and new start-ups to develop new food products that can be manufactured in Donegal and thus grow the number and scale of our food manufacturing base in the county.”

Among the courses being offered at LYIT are Certificates in Culinary Skills and a Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts, a Certificate in Social Media and Web Marketing for the Tourism Sector, a Certificate in Customer Centric Selling for Tourism and a Certificate in Hotel Revenue & Digital Media Management. To find out more about the Higher Diploma in Food Product Innovation & Enterprise, CLICK HERE >