Gas Networks Ireland mark Engineers Week in Cork

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Students received an office tourNovember 13th-21st saw a wealth of activity across the country in recognition of Engineers Week 2017. In Cork, Gas Networks Ireland hosted a group of Transition year student’s from St. Aidan’s Community College, Ballyvolane for a workplace visit to … Read More

Cork Students are Futurewize

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Volunteer Frank Hallissey from PM Group with fist year students from Nagle Community College, Mahon Junior Achievement’s newest classroom based programme, Futurewize, is currently being rolled out in Cork. Futurewise encourages students to explore career possibilities that are opened up … Read More

Janssen mark International Men’s Day 2016

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On 19th November 50 students from Nagle Community College, Mahon and St. Peter’s Community College, Passage West were hosted by the Janssen group of companies in Cork to recognsise International Men’s Day 2016.   International Men’s Day aims to celebrate students … Read More

Cork Embraces Science Week 2016

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The Junior Achievement Famous Scientist QuizNovember 13th-21st saw a wealth of activity accross the country in honour of Science week 2016. Junior Achievement was involved in a number of initiatives across Cork City. Celebrate Science Open Day was the fist of … Read More

Junior Achievement Celebrates 20 years of Success in the Cork Region

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Donal Og students MathsDónal Óg Cusack with students from Glasheen Girls National SchoolJunior Achievement Ireland (JAI) was joined by Cork businesses, teachers, students and special guest All Ireland Cork Hurler Dónal Óg Cusack to celebrate 20 years of industry-education partnerships. in Cork. This event was kindly hosted by Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors, Citygate.

The morning event focused on the JAI mission to inspire and motivate primary and second level students to make the most of their potential by valuing education and understanding how to succeed in the world of work. Special guest Dónal Óg Cusack reflecting on the JAI mission quoted Albert Einstein “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Business Volunteers play the Global Connections ActivityBusiness Volunteers play the Global Connections Activity The breakfast briefing attendees experienced first hand the learning impacts of a Junior Achievement (JA) programme as 6th class students from Glasheen Girls National School shared their experience of the ‘Our World’ programme which was delivered by business volunteer Siobhan Bowden from Johnson Controls.  The students demonstrated their newly-acquired knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). They shared their learnings on how technology and communications are critical growth areas in the global marketplace and demonstrated their knowledge of entrepreneurship and global trade connections.