Good News for Time to Count
Dr. Eleanor Walsh, Assistant Manager & Time to Count, Programme Coordinator, BITCI gives an importantÂ update on our Time to Count programme. In 2016, BITCI decided to pilot a programme supporting numeracy called Time to Count. It was a structured opportunity for business volunteers to provide support on numeracy skills to primary school children.Â
Photo Captions- September 2018
Children from Glasheen G.N.S. Cork, discover new books in the library as part of the Time to Read programme. Flying high! KPMG mentorsÂ treatÂ students fromÂ C.B.S Westland Row, Dublin 2 to a trip to Tayto Park as part of the Student Mentoring programme. Children from Queen of Angels Primary School, Dublin 16 look pleased
Zurich Employees Inspire Young Readers
Zurich will be celebrating the third year of their strong partnership with St. John of God NS, WexfordÂ as part of Time to Read this coming September. Principal of St. John of God NS, Liam Turner has praised the influence of the enthusiastic Zurich volunteers have had on the children involved: âAs a DEIS school
Focusing Students for the Future
Like all good ideas, the concept for the Skills @ Work programme is simple, a 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. Communicorp Group Ltd. has been doing just this with Our Lady of Mercy, Secondary
Abbott inspires Teachers towards STEM opportunities
Abbott recently held 3 STEM âSeeing is Believingâ days for local teachers in Sligo/Mayo, Longford and Do negal. They welcomed science teachers and guidance counsellors to their diagnostic facilities in Finisklin Business Park, Sligo; Lisnamuck, Longford Town and their diabetes facility in Lurganboy, Donegal Town. The one-day visit to each location is part ofÂ ourÂ
Student Work Experience – What’s in it for the Company?
Work experience is an integral part of any studentâs education. It provides them an opportunity to reflect on their own development and gives exposure to career options, the work place environment and networking. But whatâs in it for the company? Anita Power, HR Manager, Dulux Paints shares her views on providing Student Work Experience.
Bronagh Duffy, Irish Life,Â has been involved with O’ Fiaich College, Dundalk through the Skills @ Work programme since 2014. What you did : We held a number of workshops to cover subjects like CV and interview skills, mock interview sessions and goal setting. The mock interviews stood out for me â for being able
Paul Cremmins, Director, Suir Engineering speaks about his recent contribution to our Management Excellence for Teachers Programme. Paul delivered a seminar highlighting the many apprenticeship opportunities’ in theÂ construction industry, in particular in Suir Engineering. This seminar was delivered to Guidance Counsellors in the South East region. In addition to this seminar Paul also established
Celebrating 10 years of Partnership
In April, BITCI celebrated theÂ remarkable achievement ofÂ 8Â companies: Allianz Partners, Elavon, Horse Racing Ireland, IBM, IFS, Investec and Office Depot reaching a milestone ofÂ 10 years in partnership withÂ their local school. BuildingÂ long lasting and transformative partnerships is keyÂ to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnership for the Goals. Keep Reading to