Institute of Technology Blanchardstown win Bronze Award for Bloom 2017
The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) along with Fingal County Council were proudly awarded bronze in the 2017 Bloom Festival.
Bloom was launched by Bord Bia in 2007 primarily as a promotional vehicle for horticulture; providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening as a hobby. Based on similar successful formats such as the RHS Chelsea Flower Shows and RHS Hampton Court Palace shows, Bloom has numerous highly creative gardens and plant displays which are used to inspire and excite the public about gardening and garden design. The ITB, based in the Dublin Enterprise Zone, was awarded a bronze medal in the medium-concept garden category of the 2017 Bloom Festival. The garden was a collaboration between Fingal County Council, the ITB and the Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board.
The ITB first opened its doors to students in 1999 and now caters for almost 3,500 students. It has 3 academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Humanities and the School of Informatics and Engineering.
The School of Business is primarily focused on the development and provision of courses in Business, Sports Management and Coaching and Languages.
The School of Humanities offers courses in Social Care, Early Childhood Care and Education and Community and Youth Development.
Nationally accredited courses on offer at the School of Informatics and Engineering reflect the interdisciplinary approach to teaching, course design and research. There is a range of vocationally oriented higher education programmes on offer in the areas of electronics, computer engineering, computer science, creative digital media, mechatronics, horticulture and apprenticeships.