Eoghan O’Ceallaigh, Deputy Principal, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir with students Kaylin Heery, Holly Taylor, Eabha Burke, Amy McMahon and Colm Flynn, TY Coordinator, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir at Europe4Youth 2019 Students from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir participated in a unique event recently when … Read More
Bring Your Child To Work Day at Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific volunteers with the children who participated in the Bring Your Child to Work Day Boston Scientific recently held a Bring Your Child to Work Day in their Galway site. The event was led by Boston Scientific employees accompanied … Read More
Europe4U Empowers Galway Students to Understand the Advantages of EU Membership
Ciaran Cannon, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with Eoin Mac Aonghusa of Coláiste an Eachréidh and Caoimhe Rohan of Presentation College Athenry Students from Presentation College Athenry and Coláiste an Eachréidh had a morning … Read More
Galway Students Manage their Money with MetLife During National Volunteering Week
Finance Your Future students from Our Lady’s College with Helen Raftery, CEO of Junior Achievement Ireland and Rory Conway, Chief Compliance Officer at MetLife Over 200 students in Galway have benefited from increased levels of financial capability after receiving the … Read More
Boston Scientific Open a World of Discovery for Galway Students at Challenge Science 2018
Jenny Reidy, KayLynn Walsh & Sorcha Brennan from Presentation Primary School, Tuam using forensic science with Carol O’Doherty, HR Business Manager, Boston Scientific More than 100 primary schools students in Galway have experienced the wonderful world of science at Challenge … Read More
Galway Students Learn How to Finance their Future with Metlife
Metlife Galway volunteers Shirley Keville, Fiona Lally, Damien Clarke and Olive Cullinane MetLife has partnered locally with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) to provide hands-on learning experiences to students in Primary and second level schools in Galway. MetLife has recently opened … Read More
American Chamber of Commerce Helps Junior Achievement Celebrate 20 years in Ireland
The work of volunteers with JAI was featured at the ‘Why Ireland? Celebrating Great Innovation in Ireland’ event in Galway organised by the American Chamber of Commerce recently.
The contribution of US companies in Ireland goes far beyond the economic impact. US companies are responsible for significant social benefits in communities throughout the country as they provide substantial human and financial resources to support innovative and inclusive programmes such as those facilitated by volunteers working with JAI.
In celebrating 20 years of industry-education partnerships in the west, guests at the event considered the impact of volunteers working with students in combating educational disadvantage and promoting the relevance of what young people were studying with their post-school futures and the ‘real world’. Attendees heard at first-hand the impact of these types of initiatives as Siobhán Collins who completed JA programmes as a student and subsequently became a JA volunteer at AVAYA said: “I participated in JA programmes when I was a student and I jumped at the opportunity to become a volunteer when I joined AVAYA. Teaching a JA programme was a great opportunity to get involved, and give back, to my community. JAI plays an invaluable role in encouraging young people to stay in education and teaching them the skills they will need in the future. I’m delighted to celebrate JAI’s 20th Anniversary and would love to volunteer again in the future.”
Students Acquire Entrepreneurial Spirit in the PorterShed
Volunteer John McIntyre with students from Merlin College and Galway Community College during the Enterprise in Action visit to the PorterShed Students from Galway Community College and Merlin College recently visited The PorterShed as part of the Enterprise in Action … Read More
Challenge Science Opens World of Discovery for Galway Students!
More than 100 pupils from Primary Schools in Galway had the chance to experience the wonderful world of science recently thanks to Challenge Science 2017, supported by Boston Scientific. The enthusiastic students from Holy Trinity N.S., Mervue, Scoil Chroí Íosa, … Read More
Student Entrepreneurs Claim Regional Crown
Four emerging enterprises founded by local students in the Mayo and Galway Gaeltacht areas have been crowned regional finalists of the Údarás na Gaeltachta – Clár Comhlachta.
Clár Comhlachta is a hands-on business learning experience developed and delivered in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) and is taught by business volunteers through the Irish language to students in Gaeltacht regions. 500 Transition Year students from Gaeltacht regions in Cork, Galway, Donegal, Kerry, Mayo, Meath & Waterford have participated this year and challenged themselves to create, operate and manage their very own business!
Following intense days of competition in both Mayo & Galway the following four entreprises; ‘CPA Woodwork’ from Coláiste Pobail, Acla, ‘Cluasáin Clúdaithe’ from Scoil Mhuire, Béal an Mhuirthead, Blas de Chonamara from Scoil Phobail Mhic Dara, Carna and Cothú Cinnte from Colaiste Chroi Mhuire from An Spiddeal were chosen to progress and represent their region in the National Final of the Údarás na Gaeltachta – Clár na gComhlachtaí.