On 9th November, Belfast Metropolitan College lecturer William Artt, delivered training on an Introduction to Cloud Computing, as part of a pilot series, to students from local businesses.

The course has been developed as part of the European funded project, Internet of Things to Artificial Intelligence (IOToAI). This Erasmus project, led by Belfast Met in partnership with Belfast based digital transformation company Ionology, CEIPES (Centre of Education Development) Italy, Skills Divers Spain and UPCT Cartagena Spain, is aimed at developing specific digital training pathways to upskill students and employees in Northern Ireland and across Europe.

The business groups included social enterprises, charities and private enterprises, across a number of sectors, who were looking to introduce cloud to their businesses.

The training introduced the learners to the key concepts in cloud computing, examining the rationale for adopting cloud services along with the steps required to migrate to cloud. The course also delivered an introduction to virtualisation and the benefits of virtualised environments for businesses.

“Informative on what the cloud is and how it works in the real world. Helpful for those who are new to backing up their data and accessing it anywhere.”

Chris Campbell

Office and Systems Administrator

The Now Group

“Introduction to Cloud Computing provided an accessible, easy to understand grounding in Cloud Computing and its benefits and relevance to business IT today”

Richard Phillips


The college will be running further pilot courses across a range of digital skills to local businesses in the coming month