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Momentum delivers over 50 vocational education training (VET) programmes and workshops and trains over 600 people per annum through classroom training courses and thousands of others through blended learning and online courses. Momentum also has a strong marketing division specialising in content generation, digital media and social media.

Momentum leads the Quality Impact and Evaluation on project BALANCE. Their quality system is learner-centric and based on the standards and procedures promoted by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), the official accreditation board in Ireland for VET and Higher Education. As well as delivering training, Momentum is deeply involved in course curriculum and content development and has numerous new courses accredited or pending accreditation with QQI in digital, creativity and innovation. Some recent projects in the digital sector as well as well-being and female empowerment projects include Digital Crossroads, WeRin, Teach Digital, Include Her and Digital Balance

The Momentum team is at the forefront of entrepreneurship education and policy contributions in Ireland. Momentum’s specific competencies relate to the design and delivery of innovative programmes for learners in digital and entrepreneurial skills development. They provide practical opportunities for adults and SMEs through the provision of training and opportunities to develop entrepreneurship skills which provide a route to business creation and business growth; while entrepreneurial thinking encourages innovation and resilience in all spheres, personal and professional. As our EU economy and society undergoes transformation, these qualities are important for all people and in particular project BALANCE.

Orla Casey – Founder of Momentum since 2003

Orla is an experienced entrepreneur and passionate connector of people. A business graduate who completed further studies in the areas of European Law and Economics and Marketing, she is a sought-after researcher and facilitator, regeneration specialist and application writer. Working with public and private organisations, Orla brings a clarity of thought and direction to the design and delivery of multi-million regenerative economy strategies and initiatives in Ireland. A mother to twins, she is an extraordinary multi-tasker who demonstrates strong leadership and support for her 24 staff.

Samantha Carty – EU Project Specialist

With a B. Sc. Communications, TU Dublin, a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing, and a Certificate in Psychology, Maynooth University, Samantha uses her skills and experience in communications and client services to proactively share and promote the work of Momentum’s Knowledge Alliances projects. Her work was recognised with a #SocialEUAward for Best Editorial Plan for Social Media Dissemination on WeRin, a project working to increase the share of female graduate entrepreneurs. Based in county Roscommon she loves to spend time with her rescue collie dog and her two daughters.   

For more information on Momentum: Momentum - Business Consulting and Marketing Services (momentumconsulting.ie)

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