Archives: 2014

College Awareness Week – Spread the word and get involved!

This year marks a very special occasion – the launch of a national campaign called College Awareness Week ( www.collegeaware.ie ) which will be held from November 24-30. The campaign encourages individuals and organisations to spread the word that going to college and having a post-secondary plan is both important and achievable. The campaign is being


Student Mentoring Helps Prepare Students for the Future

In August the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) launched ‘Leaving School in Ireland: A Longitudinal Study of Post School Transitions’ which highlighted the relationship between students school experiences and their post school outcomes. The report found that young people rely on formal and informal guidance in making decisions about what they do after school. The Schools’ Business Partnership student mentoring partners School Completion Programme schools


Helping students with the Skills to Work

The Skills @ Work programme is the most popular programme in The Schools’ Business Partnership suite.  Like all good ideas, the concept is simple, a local business is matched with a local school and employees provide insight about their roles and work life to the students while also developing their own skills. It has


The Schools’ Business Partnership Brochure

To view The Schools’ Business Partnership brochure please click here . The brochure includes information on; The Skills @ Work Programme, The Student Mentoring Programme, Management Excellence for Principals (MEP), Management Excellence for Teachers (MET) Time to Read, programme for Primary Schools.


Student Corner

Georgina Allen, fourth year student in Mullingar CC gives us an insight into her time on the Skills @ Work Programme. “C&F Automotives came to our school and opened up our eyes to the world of business. They visited us first, telling us about the ‘jewellery’ (trims and fittings) they make for well known car