SAP welcomes Secondary School Entrepreneurs

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R.Clifford Students on tour of SAP with M.OTooleRebecca Clifford and Maeve O’Toole with Transition Year students from Calasanctius College, Oranmore

Students from Transition Year class Calasancitus College, Oranmore were given a real-life insight into work and business, when they were hosted by SAP SSC (Ireland) Ltd at their Galway headquarters in Parkmore. The visit was part of an ongoing programme provided by Junior Achievement Ireland, which was supported by SAP  and which saw over 9 of their team provide practical entrepreneurship education workshops to local schools throughout the last 12 months.

David Ryan, Lead, GSS, Global Enterprise Support & Premium Engagements welcomed the Calasanctius students and their teacher Ms. Ruth Broderick to SAP and spoke to the students about the importance of focusing on their education and the skills required to work in a facility such as SAP. David also advised the students on the importance of being customer focused in the GSS, Global Enterprise Support & Premium Engagements team.

Rebecca Clifford, who organized the visit and had mentored the students through the Junior Achievement Ireland Company Programme said “I have volunteered with JA Ireland before, what brings me back each time is the enormous sense of accomplishment on both sides – for both myself and the students that I am teaching. This year I was working with TY students from my old school, Calasanctious College Oranmore, and they decided to set up their own business preparing and selling delicious milkshakes on campus during lunch break. The team worked so hard. I really feel that working through all the steps on the JA program helped contribute to their success but it would not have been possible without their dedication, commitment and hard work. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the TY students and I am looking forward to participating again in September!”

Galway students are up for the Challenge!

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More than 100 pupils from Primary Schools in Galway had the chance to experience the wonderful world of science recently and discover that science is actually great fun! The students from St. Brendan B.N.S., Loughrea,  Killeeneen N.S., Craughwell, St. Michael’s … Read More

IPB Insurance giving Galway students great Community Spirit!

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Over 1000 students in DEIS Schools in Galway are participating in the ‘Our Community’ project, during the 2015-16 school year. The project is kindly supported by IPB Insurance and aims to show students that they have a valuable place and an important role to play in their community, in the future.

IPB Pres Sec Sch Fiona MonnePresentation Secondary School transition year students with SAP volunteer Fiona Monne & teachers Niamh Nolan & Corina Delaney

The students from 11 different including Claddagh N.S., Scoil An Linbh Iosa, Scoil Chaitriona, Renmore, Galway Community College and Presentation Secondary School, are participating in a structured five-week programme delivered by business volunteers from Galway, using high quality Junior Achievement materials. 

Their business volunteer is a positive influence for the students; motivating them, increasing their confidence and raising their aspirations for the future .

Europe4U comes to Mercy College, Galway

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Winners of the EU Quiz – GermanyOver 50 students in Mercy Secondary School, Newtownsmith, Galway took part in an exciting Europe4U event recently which was organised by Junior Achievement Ireland with the support of the Communicating Europe Initiative in the … Read More

Clare CoCo Volunteers Inspire a New Generation

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CBS 6th Class with Mayor of Ennis Cllr. Johnny Flynn and JA volunteer Sean Lenihan-26th class students from Ennis C.B.S. Primary with Mayor of Ennis Cllr. Johnny Flynn & Clare CoCo volunteer Sean Lenihan

Seventeen Clare County Council employees were recently recognised for their role in teaching Junior Achievement programmes to almost 500 local school children and for giving these students an insight into what it is like to work in Clare County Council.

The schools that benefited from these programmes included Holy Family N.S., Ennis, Ballyea N.S., Scoil Mhainchin, Ennistymon, Clarecastle NS, Lahinch NS, Annagh NS, Liscannor NS, Clouna NS and CBS Primary, Ennis.

SAP – Skills for a Brighter Future

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All students  teachers during visit to SAP2

SAP SSC (Ireland) Ltd. Galway recently hosted 50 Transition Year students from Archbishop McHale College, Tuam; Presentation Secondary School, Galway and Mercy Secondary School, Tuam at their Galway facility as part of the GMIT Future Skills Project.

SAP volunteers Grace McNally, Padraig Devery, Gesine Stanienda and Hayden Simpson shared their personal career experiences and facilitated workshops on topics including: cultural awareness, career development pathways and employability skills. 

Cambus Medical Volunteers Bring Science to Life

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During 2014 Cambus Medical volunteers helped 150 students in Galway schools to gain science, enterprise and life skills, by bringing innovative and interactive learning opportunities into local schools, through its partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland.

Six Cambus Medical business volunteers taught programmes in schools in Spiddal, Furbo and Barna, and by doing so, showed students the link between education and the workplace. Many of the volunteers opted for the JA science-based programmes, which are designed to encourage an interest in science at school and to help students make connections between their studies and post-school careers in STEM-related industries. Working directly with the Cambus volunteers the students have seen how studying science can lead to a wide variety of interesting careers. 

Cambus Medical enjoys partnering with Junior Achievement Ireland in delivering programmes to local primary and second level schools. According to Caitríona Clancy, HR Manager at Cambus Medical: “We feel that it is important to encourage the students to continue their education and to give them an insight into what Cambus does and the opportunities that are available to them in the future. By encouraging the students to remain in education we are strengthening the local talent pool for the future. Some of these students may be our future key employees”.