Junior Achievement Ireland is delighted to have been chosen to partner with the MetLife Foundation to train and support Dublin-based staff in their contributions to the MetLife LifeChangers initiative and their efforts to inspire young minds in local schools. Pictured … Read More
Junior Achievement Company of the Year 2015 Competition for the Monaghan, Cavan and Louth region is set to take place on 24th March 2015 and is kindly hosted by Monaghan Institute. Ten finalists will compete for a place at the National … Read More
Roche Ireland volunteers were recognised recently for volunteering in local schools. If you know what you want your tomorrow or your ten years from tomorrow to look like, what do you need to do TODAY to help transform ambition … Read More
Susan Charity, Hewlett Packard Galway, presents lucky winner Juliette Scully, Scoil Mhuire Oranmore, with a HP Chrome Box. Also pictured are Principal Edel Carney and Teacher Joanna Mullen who ensured all the Scoil Mhuire students enjoyed their visit to the … Read More
During 2014 Cambus Medical volunteers helped 150 students in Galway schools to gain science, enterprise and life skills, by bringing innovative and interactive learning opportunities into local schools, through its partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland.
Six Cambus Medical business volunteers taught programmes in schools in Spiddal, Furbo and Barna, and by doing so, showed students the link between education and the workplace. Many of the volunteers opted for the JA science-based programmes, which are designed to encourage an interest in science at school and to help students make connections between their studies and post-school careers in STEM-related industries. Working directly with the Cambus volunteers the students have seen how studying science can lead to a wide variety of interesting careers.
Cambus Medical enjoys partnering with Junior Achievement Ireland in delivering programmes to local primary and second level schools. According to Caitríona Clancy, HR Manager at Cambus Medical: “We feel that it is important to encourage the students to continue their education and to give them an insight into what Cambus does and the opportunities that are available to them in the future. By encouraging the students to remain in education we are strengthening the local talent pool for the future. Some of these students may be our future key employees”.
PepsiCo “Challenge Science” hosted by the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) involved 160 6th class students in two days of interactive science workshops and experiments.
Students from Ringaskiddy Lower Harbout N.S., Scoil Cjill Ruadhain, Scoil Inse Ratha, St John’s Boys N.S, and St John’s Girls N.S. worked hard to unlock the secrets of forensic science and chemical energy, and to explore a century of great scientific discoveries.
PepsiCo volunteers challenged the students to create lava lamps powered by chemical energy and to undertake forensic analysis to determine the identity of the villain at the scene of a crime. 16 volunteers from PepsiCo: Richard Flynn, Noleen Fleming, Denise Coffey, Alison Walsh, Elizabeth Hobbs, Jean White, Sharon Rothwell, Xian Quinlou, Nuala O’Leary, Myles O’Donnell, Brenda Morrissey, Kevin McCarthy, Amandine Maulicci, Patrick Maher and Cliona Kelliher were really impressed by the students who tackled the series of fast-paced, science-themed activities with great enthusiasm.
PM Group is celebrating its second year of partnering with Junior Achievement Ireland. To mark the occasion, 2nd Year students from Mount Seskin Community College recently paid a visit to the international engineering company in their Dublin office. The students … Read More
In partnership with Fidelity Investments and Xilinx, a very successful Count4Success event was hosted on 10th February 2015 at Xilinx. Count4Success is a fun, hands-on maths workshop showing students how maths is part of everyday life. All of the activities … Read More
On 27th November, 42 budding financiers from City Quay and Rutland Street primary schools visited the Central Bank on Dame Street to complete their Junior Achievement programmes in appropriate fashion.
Central Bank volunteers Caroline Rowe and Anthony Horrigan delivered the Our Community and Our City programmes to the students from the two schools over a five week period. The students were thrilled to find out that a special trip to the Central Bank was on the cards once they completed their programmes!
On their arrival at the Central Bank, the students were escorted to the 7th floor, where they got a panoramic view of the city – an impressive and appropriate setting in which to receive their certificates of achievement from Governor Patrick Honohan, who made a special appearance to welcome the students.
Michael, one of the students from Rutland Street gave an impromptu but impressive overview to the governor of all the important things he had learned over the course of the Our City programme including savings, facts about interest rates and opening a bank account!
On the 12th January the achievements of Dublin-based Gas Networks Ireland volunteers was the cause of celebration. In the 2013-14 school year 29 volunteers inspired and motivated 620 students in 22 schools facilitating Junior Achievement programmes and the Gas Networks … Read More