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Isle of Man Government and Hamblin Employment Group announce the launch of the first ever e-Gaming Foundation course on the Island 8 September 2010

The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development and Hamblin Employment Group today announce that the first ever foundation course for e-Gaming will be available on the Island for people considering or starting a career in the sector.

The e-Gaming sector is the fastest growing sector on the Island and is now host to 25 active licence holders and employs over 600 people in a myriad of different roles. The e-Gaming Foundation Course has been designed for those wishing to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for entry into this exciting and dynamic sector. Held over three days from 21st September 2010, the course consists of four modules designed to increase the participants’ awareness and understanding of the e-Gaming sector and how they might position and present themselves to a potential employer. The course has been written following research into what the larger e-Gaming employers on Island are specifically looking for from candidates.

Course content:

  • Module 1 – What is e-Gaming?
  • Module 2 – The ideal Employee
  • Module 3 – e-Gaming: Risk and Social Responsibility
  • Module 4 – CV Skills and Interview Techniques

The Isle of Man’s Department for Economic Development is funding 50% of each of the selected candidate’s course fee for the first three groups. As such the course fee is £125 (actual course fee is £250).

Garth Kimber, Head of e-Gaming Development, Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development commented: “I am delighted that we have received such great support from the employers for this training. Lisa Underwood (e-Gaming Development Manager) has used her own experience in training and input from the industry to ensure that the Department of Economic Development and Hamblin can offer a fantastic opportunity to understand and learn the skills that some of the fastest growing businesses on the Island are keen to find.”

Alex Downie MLC, Department of Economic Development member representing e-Gaming, Isle of Man Government commented: “Not only does this raise the profile of the industry both locally and further afield, but it is also a show of support for our existing employers in the sector and will assist them in increasing their employment of Manx workers.”

Commenting on the launch, Emma Allard, Chief Executive Officer at Hamblin, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Department of Economic Development and some of the major e-Gaming companies here on the Island. Having the right attitude, work ethos and high levels of self-awareness are vital attributes to potential e-Gaming employers. We hope that attending delegates will find that the course gives them a real advantage in securing work in the e-Gaming industry.”

The e-Gaming Foundation Course will take place on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2010 at St John’s Mill, Tynwald Mills. For more information please visit www.igamingjobs.im.

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