Written by Robert McHugh, on 30th Nov 2017. Posted in Technology
Typetec has today announced a €3m contract with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) to provide students with Apple MacBook Air notebooks. Typetec will deploy hardware, technical support, professional development and continued ICT planning services as part of the agreement.
The three-year deal follows a 25-year partnership between Typetec and RCSI which was the first college in Ireland to pioneer a one-to-one laptop programme in 1993. Working in partnership with Typetec, RCSI has now rolled out the enhanced service to the whole student body based in RCSI’s new flagship building at No. 26 York Street.
Speaking this week, Chief Technology Officer of RCSI, Justin Ralph said, “Using best-in-class technology is part of the student experience at RCSI. Through their learning journey, our students are encouraged to develop innovation and leadership skills, and technology plays an important role in that. With Typetec we know we have a partner that continually delivers on quality of service, and has the skills and experience to deliver technology that supports and enhances our students’ learning.”
Typetec CEO, Paul Dooley added, “We greatly admire the progressive culture and innovation that RCSI has developed over the last 25 years. Working with an institution that has such a vision for technology in education is truly inspiring. We are delighted as always to once again partner with them on this initiative and look forward to supporting them in developing the provision of educational training and lifelong learning through powerful ICT strategies.”