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Northern Trust Celebrate IWD in Limerick

Limerick

Students from Coláiste Nano Nagle, Sexton Street, Limerick recently enjoyed a visit to Northern Trust to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017.

As part of their JA Success Skills programme, delivered by volunteer Mairead Ryan from Northern Trust, students learned skills such as building rapport, influencing others, teamwork and interview techniques.  This was followed by a school to work day visit to Northern Trust.

The day was opened by a Janet Meehan, Manager at Northern Trust and a past pupil of Colaiste Nano Nagle.  Janet impressed on the girls the importance of the skills they had learned in both their work and personal lives.

With the assistance of 13 volunteers from Northern trust, students participated in very successful mock interviews and learned more about the many different careers in the organisation.  The day culminated with students being welcomed by GM Catherine Duffy to the new offices of Northern Trust City East Plaza where they were given a tour of the new building.

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Students benefit from PM Skills for Life

Pallaskenry with vols Paddy Marie teacher websiteDell volunteers Olivia Carrig and Robert Kinehan with PM Skills for Life students from Salesian College Pallaskenry with Principal Paddy O’Neill and teacher Marie Keane

Following on from the launch and success of the PM Skills for Life programme last year and again with the support of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) JA Ireland have rolled out the PM Skills for Life initiative nationally during the 2016/17 school year.   500 transition year students from 15 schools across Limerick, Dublin, Clare, Cork, Galway and Waterford are taking part in the project which will run until May 2017. 

Project Management Skills for Life is designed to support students to understand, plan, carry out, monitor and evaluate a project of their own.  Through experiential learning and a hands-on introduction to project management skills students will be better prepared for future success and will learn skills that will be beneficial to them in their future academic lives and careers.

“This is our first time taking part in the PM Skills for Life programme.  The students are learning new and valuable skills around project management and are also being challenged to plan and run their own class project.   I would like to thank Liv and Robert from Dell for taking the time to work with us and we very much look forward to welcoming them back to the event which is being planned by our students.”   Marie Keane – Teacher Salesian Secondary College , Pallaskenry

The initiative is designed across 4 modules:

  • Preparing for a Project
  • Planning a Project
  • Running a Project
  • Project Management Innovation Camp

Project Management volunteers from Dell Limerick, Dell Cherrywood, Dell EMC, SAP SSC Ireland Ltd, Oracle, Sanofi, Unum Ireland, Bausch & Lomb are kindly mentoring the students on project management and sharing their career paths as project managers.

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Project Management = Skills for Life

With the support of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation JA Ireland have launched the Project Management Skills for Life initiative with 8 schools across Limerick, Clare and Dublin.  200 Transition Year students will take part in the project which will run until May 2016. Project Management Skills for Life is designed to support students to understand, plan, carry out, monitor and evaluate a project of their own.

Through their participation in the project students will be better prepared for future success and will learn skills that will be beneficial for them in their future academic lives and careers. The initiative is designed across 4 modules:

  • Preparing for a Project
  • Planning a Project
  • Running a Project
  • Review and evaluation of Project

Project Management volunteers from Dell, PM Group and SAP are kindly assisting the students to understand all elements to successfully manage a project from beginning to end.

Project ManagementDell volunteers Andy Cunningham, Denis Murray & Terry Frizelle with TY students from Laurel Hill FCJ Secondary School Limerick & Career Guidance Counsellor Ethna Lyons at the launch of the Project Management Skills for Life initiative in Limerick

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GE Capital Aviation Services Launches STEM Skills Project 2015/16

GE Ireland continues its commitment to working with school children around the country by delivering JA programmes and participating in projects and events in Dublin, Clare, Limerick and Cork throughout the 2015/16 school year.  The GE Ireland initiative is part of GE’s Global Month of service, which begins on November 9th and culminates on December 5th, International Volunteer Day.   

GE Capital Aviation Services in conjunction with JAI launched the STEM Skills Project for primary school students in November. 100 students will take part from schools in Shannon and Limerick culminating in a School to Work day where all the students will become civil engineers for the day!

ge iRELANDSiobhan O’Keeffe, GECAS volunteer, with 5th class students from Le Chéile N.S. who are taking part in the STEM Skills Project

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Dell Ireland Host Symposium to Consider the Future of the World of Work


Junior Achiervement Dell 027Students from Le Chéile N.S. Roxboro with Fiona McCarthy, HR Executive Director Dell EMEA, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O'Sullivan T.D. and Helen Raftery, CEO of Junior Achievement Ireland

Members of the business community and leaders in education in the Mid-West joined Minister Jan O’Sullivan on Friday 6th November at Dell’s Limerick Campus to consider the future of the world of work and to discuss how industry and education combine to inspire young people in the region to maximise their potential.

This unique opportunity was hosted by Dell for Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI), which is the largest non-profit organisation in the region, recruiting, training and supporting volunteers from business to facilitate programmes covering themes like employability, financial literacy, the value of studying STEM subjects and entrepreneurship skills for local students.

As part of the event, student entrepreneurs from Desmond College Limerick, who represented Ireland with distinction over the summer at the JA Europe Company of the Year Final, were presented with a memento of their achievement for their school.

In summarising her remarks today Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan T.D said:

“I want to acknowledge the work of Dell in contributing to the wider community – not just in the education sector as we are focussing on here today, but in a range of other initiatives such as supporting the Arts and raising funds for charity.  I would like to take this opportunity to commend Dave & all his colleagues for their commitment and innovation in contributing to our community.  

Equally, I am delighted to show my support for the work of Junior Achievement Ireland. The reputation it has among schoolJunior Achiervement Dell 105        Entrepreneurs from Guide A Key, Desmond College leaders and other stakeholders has been built over 20 years and continues to go from strength to strength. I believe training volunteers from local businesses to work with students in classrooms is a great way to help the students make a connection between what they are doing in school and the variety of options open to them.  I would encourage every suitable organisation to get involved if they can – investing in young people is always worthwhile and with Junior Achievement the volunteers themselves learn as much from the programme as the students!” 

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