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. 

Celebrating Science & Technology with HP Galway

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Susan Charity, Hewlett Packard Galway, presents lucky winner Juliette Scully, Scoil Mhuire Oranmore, with a HP Chrome Box. Also pictured are Principal Edel Carney and Teacher Joanna Mullen who ensured all the Scoil Mhuire students enjoyed their visit to the … Read More

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”.