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Check out the Winter Edition of our LINKS Magazine

20th December 2012 LINKS, the magazine from The Schools’ Business Partnership, is published 3 times during each academic year. LINKS provides an insight into each of the five programmes offered by SBP – Skills @ Work, Student Mentoring, Time to Read, Management Excellence for Principals and Management Excellence for Teachers. Meet the students from Skills @ Work, read about one company’s take on the Student Mentoring Programme, why a volunteer


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Links Magazine Winter 2012 Edition

The Schools’ Business Partnership Newsletter In this issue: A unique take on the Day in the Life Session with Bord Gáis Networks in Cork  The Time to Read Programme rolls out nationally IT Companies make an impact in Donegal


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Trash to Cash Shortlist announced

rx3 in partnership with Business in the Community Ireland and the Science Gallery are delighted to announce the shortlist for Trash to Cash 2012/2013. As part of this year’s competition a number of Business in the Community members including Abbott Cootehill, Abbott Sligo, Bord na Mona, Glanbia and Vodafone identified waste streams for students to use in product design. Materials identified by the participating companies included shrink wrap, polypropylene hairnets


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Welcome to Lorraine FitzGerald

We are pleased to announce a new addition to our Membership Services Team with Lorraine FitzGerald joining as Corporate Responsibility Consultant. Lorraine joined us in November and will be focusing on environment issues. Lorraine brings over 11 years’ experience from the environmental communications and knowledge exchange areas both in Ireland and Scotland. With a scientific grounding she has raised awareness of complex issues including climate change, waste, energy and biodiversity


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The EPIC Programme will start new Pre-Employment Training in January 7th 2013

Monday December 3rd 2012: The EPIC Programme is focused on  increasing the job readiness of immigrants and their social integration in Ireland. It provides a 6 weeks classroom based Free training and One-to-One individual support. The next training will start on Monday January 7th 2013. It focuses on the following themes: Professional English for the Workplace CV and cover letter writing techniques Telephone skills for job hunting and in the workplace


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CSR Europe Awards officially launched

Europe’s first ever pan-European CSR Award Scheme is now officially launched.  3rd December, Brussels, Belgium – Today marks the official launch of Europe’s first ever pan-European CSR Award Scheme – an EU funded CSR Award Programme aimed at giving higher visibility to best practice in the field of CSR in Europe. Business in the Community Ireland will be running this European CSR Award Scheme in Ireland.  Does your company, whether large or


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Almost 400 formerly homeless people found employment through Ready for Work Programme

Almost 400 formerly homeless people have been placed in work experience roles with over 60% of these leading to employment. This was announced today at the 10 year celebration ceremony for the Ready for Work programme which took place in the Maldron Hotel. Our Ready for Work programme helps to support formerly homeless people who are trying to get back into employment. It develops CV and interview skills, assigns suitable work placements, gives guidance


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Today 30th November we are Celebrating 10 Years of BITCI’s Ready for Work programme

Business in the Community Ireland’s Ready for Work programme celebrates 10 years of supporting disadvantaged people in Dublin, particularly the homeless, into employment. When: Friday 30th November 2012, 12:30 to 14:00 Where: Maldron Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2 At this celebration event  we will hear from inspirational participants of the programme who have completed work experience and moved on into employment. We will also hear from companies who


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EVENT POSTPONED- November 26th: ‘Be the Change’ Conference – Eliminating Stigma surrounding Mental Health in our businesses & communities.

ATTENTION: POSTPONED EVENT We regret that we have to postpone the ‘Be the Change Conference’  which was to take place on Monday November 26th. The venue for the conference was Chartered Accountants House at Pearse Street, Dublin 2, but it came to our attention yesterday that there is currently an industrial dispute involved with the venue. We apologise for cancelling at such short notice, but  hope you understand that the


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Former Congressman Bruce Morrison Visits EPIC- our Programme for Integration of Immigrants in Irish Community

The EPIC Programme is facilitating a visit today (14th November 2012), by Bruce Morrison, a former United States Congressman, best known to Ireland as the author of the U.S. Immigration Act of 1990 allowing for the creation of the Morrison Visa programme. EPIC is one of the key NGOs that Mr. Morrison is visiting during his time in Ireland. The EPIC programme, run by Business in the Community Ireland, brings government,


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