Kingspan Environmental Hosts Castleblayney College

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60 senior cycle students from Castleblayney College, Monaghan enjoyed an enjoyable and educational trip to Kingspan Environmental, Portadown recently.

The visiting students were welcomed by Kingspan Environmental business professionals and enjoyed heairng about the many and varied routes taken by members of Kingspan Environmental staff in terms of educational backgrounds and career choices in their paths leading to current roles at the company. Students also toured the plant to see at first hand the step by step processes involved in the production of solar thermal tubes and tanks and were intrigued to hear some of the backgound to the Kingpsan success story. 

Mirroring the views of many, one student reflected: “it was really great to see how many different types of careers are available in Kingspan. I am interested in engineering and construction and the visit to Kingspan really showed me how I could use these subjects to get a job there in the future. I have better understanding now too of how a company can operate globally, growing from a local base. If I was successful in getting a job there after my studies perhaps it would give me the opportunity to transfer to another country for a while.”

My Future – My Business

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 More than 600 students from 10 schools across counties Cavan, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo are taking part in Junior Achievement’s My Future-My Business project funded by the Australian Ireland Fund. This innovative project aims to facilitate students in making informed choices about their future. The project design incorporates opportunities for education and careers planning while developing financial literacy skills and interacting with local business leaders.