CombiLift volunteer Kevin Duffy recently taught the 4th class ‘Our Nation’ programme to students from Scoil Éanna, Ballybay. Over five weeks, students role-played business ownership, produced a product using different methods of production, looked at the costs associated with running a business, and took charge of their own businesses to make a profit! At the end of the programme Kevin invited the 4th class students on a site tour.
Class Teacher Liz Duffy expressed her sincere gratitude to CombiLift for affording them with the opportunity to participate in this initiative. “I cannot recommend the programme highly enough. Kevin was fantastic and engaged with us fully and answered our endless questions. The tour of the factory consolidated our weeks of learning about business and the site tour of CombiLift was a very fitting end to the initiative.” Afterwards, one student enthused, “I would love to go to University and learn how to design the machines. Maybe I could work in CombiLift someday.”
Mairéad Mohan, Programme Coordinator, JAI commented, “We have some really fantastic companies in Monaghan who are not only creating employment in our local community but who are also actively working to prepare the future generation for the world of work. We are very grateful to CombiLift and our 16/17 CombiLift volunteers; David Hatchett, Brendan Sullivan, James Sheerin, Kevin Duffy, and Colin Gray.”