Junior Entrepreneurs Get Down to Business in Xilinx

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6th class students from St. Ronan’s National School in Clondalkin sought investment for their innovative business ideas when they pitched to the ‘Dragons’ at the Xilinx Citywest Business Campus as part of an exciting Junior Dragons’ Den event. The students … Read More

AWAS celebrate their first year with JAI

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AWAS volunteers receive their certificates from JAI CEO Helen Raftery We were delighted to mark AWAS’ first year working with JAI with an award presentation in their offices on Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay. In that time AWAS volunteers have worked … Read More

Young Entrepreneurs Impress at Mercer

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5th & 6th class students from CBS Synge Street, Dublin 8 were invited to Mercer to take part in our Dragons’ Den event on 14th June 2017. The event was designed to encourage students to learn entrepreneurial skills and to … Read More

Mastercard JA in a Day!

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Our Mastercard volunteers before their JA in a Day in Sacred Heart J.N.S. Enterprise education means encouraging enterprise capability, supported by financial capability and economic and business understanding. This is at the centre of our objectives in JAI and is … Read More

Students get on the road to success with Bridgestone

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Students from Balbriggan Community College during a tour of Bridgestone Since partnering with Junior Achievement Ireland Bridgestone Ireland Ltd have reached out to 321 local students who have benefited from Junior Achievement (JA) programmes delivered by Bridgestone volunteers over the … Read More

Xilinx Make Maths Matter

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Xilinx Make Maths Fun & Interesting for Local StudentsJohn Mullen, Senior HR Manager, welcoming students from St. Ronan’s S.N.S. to Xilinx Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI), in partnership with Xilinx completed a very successful Make Maths Matter Workshop on 15th February … Read More

Let’s Go with Disney!

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Disney and Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) Promote Healthy Living Students from Stanhope Street Primary School, Dublin 7 with Disney volunteers after the Disney Let’s Go programme The Walt Disney Company Ireland have partnered with JAI for the first time to … Read More

Career Ready 2014-2016: A Celebration of Achievement

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Photo 7Students, mentors & guests at the Career Ready graduation hosted by Citi

29 students from three Dublin schools graduated from the Career Ready programme at a special ceremony hosted by Citi this week. To mark the completion of their two year programme the students were joined by the business volunteers who had worked as their mentors, representatives of supporting organisations and their special guests, Minister Paschal Donohoe, T.D., and Marissa Carter, CEO Cocoa Brown.

Photo 1Minister Paschal Donohoe, T.D. during his addressCareer Ready develops students’ potential by enabling their involvement in a range of activities including working with a business mentor for 18 months, visiting workplaces, attending masterclasses and completing work placements. The overall aims of the JA Career Ready initiative are to help students to recognise their potential, to develop and increase their employability skills, support their academic work and introduce them to the world of work.  The programme runs over two school years and the 2014-2016 cohort comprises twenty nine students from St. Paul’s CBS, North Brunswick St, Loreto College, Crumlin and Our Lady of Mercy, Beaumont.

Photo 3Marissa Carter, CEO Cocoa Brown, during her keynote address to students

The Career Ready 2014-16 mentors were supported by AXA, BNY Mellon, Citi and Pioneer Investments.  A & L Goodbody, Accenture, Cartrawler, Dell, Diageo, EisnerAmper, Gaiety School of Acting, JLL, LinkedIn, Roly’s Restaurant, Salesforce, Sunday Business Post, Twitter and TV3 collaborated with JAI to ensure each student completed an internship and attended masterclasses, while whole TY groups from the participating schools were accommodated in workplace visits.

AIB Invest in Local Students

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Liselotte Bibow, Noah Mullen & Nicole Kerrigan from Scoil Chaitriona If you’ve ever watched the programme ‘Dragon’s Den’ then you’ll know just how hard it can be to impress the dragons. Sometimes the budding entrepreneurs find themselves leaving the room … Read More