A team of six volunteers from AXA Partners – Credit and Lifestyle Protection in Shannon recently facilitated a JA ‘Your Business – Presenting for Success’ workshop with 1st Year students from Ardscoil Mhuire, Secondary School in Limerick The workshop enabled … Read More
Transition year students from 3 local secondary schools in the Mid West region were represented as part of only 30 students nominated to take part in a PM Skills for Life Innovation Camp which was held in Dell EMC on … Read More
35 students from Laurel Hill Colaiste in Limerick recently celebrated Science Week with GE Capital Aviation Services in Shannon. Volunteers from GECAS Women’s Network assisted the students in becoming Civil Engineers for the day! The GECAS team included Denise Mangan-Fahy, … Read More
Northern Trust volunteer Rob Gleeson helps students to calculate how much they would pay for a taxi trip around Ireland To celebrate National Maths Week Northern Trust Limerick invited local students from St. John’s Girls and Infants Boys School, Cathedral … Read More
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 … Read More
Dell 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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 schoolleaders 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!”
The JA Company of the Year Competiton Regional Final will take place on the 15th of April. Hosted by Limerick Institute of Technology, ten teams have qualified to compete for the chance to proceed to the national final in Dublin … Read More