BIFE college signs formal collaboration with IADT
IADT and Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday last. This arrangement will evolve a partnership and a commitment to joint staff development and events. Andrew Doyle, Minister for State was in attendance and welcomed the formal collaboration. BIFE students now have a commitment from IADT to progress onto their level 7 and 8 Degree programmes. Up to 20 per cent of places on IADT courses will be reserved specifically for further Education Institutes like BIFE. Therefore a BIFE student who completes a one-year Level 6 course can now progress into year two of an equivalent degree at IADT. Dr Annie Doona, IADT President, pointed out a substantial number of BIFE students make up the student population at IADT and that she looks forward to seeing even more BIFE students there as a result of the signing. Ray Tedders, Principal of Bray Institute said that the new agreement is a great development in the expansion of BIFE as a leading Institute of further and higher Education.