Microsoft – Make Maths Matter

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75 Microsoft employees worked with Junior Achievement Ireland to reach out to 500 primary school students to enjoy a fun-filled maths skills workshop called Make Maths Matter. Microsoft hosted ‘Make Maths Matter’ at its Sandyford headquarters for local 5th and 6th class students on May 26th. Simultaneously, other Microsoft team members delivered the same programme in primary schools across Dublin to celebrate its 30th year in Ireland. 

MMM Microsoft May 2015

CoYC National Finalist 2015

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National Final of the Company of the Year Competition will take place this year in DCU Ryan Academy on the 13th/14th May. The finalists have come a long way from their classroom. From brainstorming to now actively selling, students have … Read More

Clondalkin Students Work It Out Through Sport!

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Fidelity Investments and Xilinx combined forces with Junior Achievement Ireland to complete very successful ‘Working It Out’ events on 22nd and 23rd April at UCD Sports Centre. These fun-filled maths and games events were the culmination of the Make Maths Matter project, … Read More

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Enjoy AOL

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AOL volunteers opened the doors of their offices last week to give local 6th Class students from St Patrick’s National School, Chapelizod a fantastic day in the company of their teacher, Jason and staff member, Maria. 

dragonss den AOLSome of the fantastic AOL Mentors: Ciara, John, Jose, Kieran, Ken, Gavin, Laura & Cian

From the moment of their arrival, the students took full advantage of the learning experience, studying the scale model of the very impressive nautical-themed complex on display at reception.

Travelling to the 10th floor, they were greeted by 12 AOL mentors who worked with each of the five teams to finalise their business projects. As well as taking on board the ‘Four Ps of Marketing’ (Price, Product, Promotion and Place), the students participated in conference calling and video linking. 


Mentoring Emerging Entrepreneurs at MetLife

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22 budding entrepreneurs from 6th class at St. James’s CBS primary school visited MetLife Europe Limited’s newly-expanded Dublin office on March 2nd where they pitched  business ideas to a panel of venture capitalists a.k.a  MetLife’s team of volunteer dragons. Helping … Read More

Career Academies 2015-16 ‘Meet & Greet’

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Over 50 Career Academies mentors and students met for the first time to embark on the 18 month-long mentoring process, which is a core focus of our Career Academies programme at the ‘Meet & Greet’ for 2015-16. AXA Insurance generously hosted … Read More

Fierce Competition for Leinster Crown

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10 emerging enterprises driven by over 50 Transition Year students from schools in Dublin and Kildare participated in the 2014-15 Leinster regional final of the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition on Tuesday, March 18th. An intense day of competition was hosted by Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) at their HQ on Pearse Street, Dublin 2.  

The judging panel comprising Emma Ledden, LinkedIn; Louise Maguire, CAI, and Eain Jones, AOL was really impressed with the entrepreneurial flair and particularly the level of preparation invested by the students, their teachers and mentors to ensure they presented their enterprises in the best possible light. It was obvious that the teams had worked hard to take full advantage of the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial talent. The regional final is a real test of nerve as each team must participate in an interview with the judging panel and also make a public presentation in front of their fellow student entrepreneurs, the judges and other invited guests. Each of the young entrepreneurs rose to the challenge of having their business acumen tested by the panel of judges and represented their schools and families with great distinction.  

collage Leinster

Young Futures: Promoting Employability with Barclays

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  Natalie Rule, Barclays, invites students from Warrenmount Presentation Secondary School to participate in trial interviews hosted at the Barclays office5 Million Young Futures is a global initiative comprising the investment of financial resources as well as the professional time and … Read More

MetLife LifeChangers Initiative

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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