Archives: 2016

‘It’s a Wrap’ for SITA & Finn Valley College, Donegal

Students from Finn Valley after successfully completing their Unique Business to School Programme with SITA   SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry has concluded the fifth successful year of The Skills @ Work programme working with the students of Finn Valley College. The School to Business Partnership provides students with a

ESB Moneypoint…A Great Place to ‘Site Visit’!

Visits to workplaces provide students with an exciting and real insight into Ireland’s leading indigenous and progressive companies. They get the opportunity to see the workplace first-hand and learn what it is like to work in an organisation that they often pass on their way to and from school every day. This is particularly true

Skills @ Work – GMIT & Scoil Muire agus Padraic, Swinford

GMIT’s Mayo Campus engaged in the Skills @ Work Programme with Scoil Muire & Padraig Secondary School, Swinford for the first time in 2015. This partnership has proved to be a very successful and informative experience with both the students and third level college staff learning and growing from the process. GMIT delivered informative sessions

These Boots Are Made for Caring

Anne Teresa Morgan, Boots Pharmacist Teacher Practitioner What is your role in programme? Company Coordinator What in your opinion are key success factors leading to an effective programme? The company having belief in the programme – feeling what they do really does benefit the students. To enjoy delivering the programme, and share the benefits of

Kingspan Insulation Ltd & Castleblaney College

Spotlight On…Ms. Olivia Kennedy, Programmes Coordinator, Castleblayney College   Tell us about your contribution to The Schools’ ‘Business Partnership Our school was delighted to be twinned with Kingspan in Castleblayney to run the ‘Skills @ Work’ programme, organised by Kate Horton, BITCI. What does this mean for your school? The programme covers many of the Specific

Marino College Making Waves

The Irish Times recently published an article detailing the levels of third-level progression amongst students in Irish secondary schools. Many students have the opportunity to move on to third-level education but for others it is simply not an option. Thankfully, the wonderful support schools receive from communities and local stakeholders is making college a realistic goal for more

The Community Foundation for Ireland – Belonging Grants

The Community Foundation for Ireland was established in 2000 and is part of a global network of over 1800 community foundations. CFI empowers people and organisations who want to make a difference through a model of philanthropy that is based on trust, effectiveness and impact. Since 2000, CFI has made grants on behalf of donors

DAA & St. Finian’s celebrate 10 years of Partnership

This academic year marks the DAA’s tenth year of involvement in the Schools’ Business Partnership. Over the last 10 years the DAA has been partnered with St. Finian’s Community College, Swords. Through the Skills @ Work programme the DAA is helping students from the school to bridge the gap between education and the working world. On

Doing Good, While Doing Good

For the social event for the mentoring programme between Limerick IT and St. Nessan’s Community College (now in its 3rd year and gathering momentum each time!) we looked around at world events and what was happening in Limerick. It turned out that the Savoy Hotel in Limerick was doing an evening fundraiser for the relief