DIT is launching a 12-week course to help young people from the inner city secure apprenticeships. Companies like JP Morgan and ESB are involved in the programme, which will supoprt those who live in areas thought of as disadvantaged.
From September, 48 students will spend ten weeks learning in DIT before going on work experience for two weeks.
Professor Brian Norton, said he believes the programme "can offer young people access to developing meaningful careers."
"We have been supported most generously and enthusiastically by J.P. Morgan and ESB and we would like to thank them most sincerely for believing in its potential", he said.
The Skills Minister, Richard Bruton, said "tackling educational disadvantage [is] a key priority" and he has called the DIT trial scheme "a great initiative".