13, May, 2013. The Schools’ Business Partnership is delighted to announce that Pramerica Systems Ireland is today concluding the third successful year of the Skills @ Work programme for students of Mulroy College. This initiative provides firsthand insight into the business world to senior cycle students from Mulroy College and is part of the Schools’ Business Partnership programme run by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).
During the programme, employees of Pramerica Systems Ireland provided a number of talks on ‘A Day in the Life of …’; a company overview; and workshops on positive communications, how to build a comprehensive CV; and helped the students develop good interview skills by participating in mock interviews. The students were also brought on a site visit to Pramerica Systems Ireland in Letterkenny and saw the various career opportunities that exist within the ICT and Financial Services industry sectors.
“The impact that this initiative has on the students is visible right from day one, it generates an interest and motivation for the students to succeed and to continue to work hard on their studies. The partnership has been invaluable to the school.” said Catherine Crawford, Business Teacher, Mulroy College.
“Pramerica Systems Ireland is delighted to continue our partnership with Mulroy College. The commitment from our employees to the programme has been outstanding. It is an invaluable experience – from developing team-building, interpersonal and communication skills to feeling a sense of pride, value and satisfaction in their work.” said Martin Davies, Lead Specialist Platform Engineer, Pramerica Systems Ireland.
“BITCI recognises the ongoing support shown by Pramerica Systems Ireland to the programme, the school and the wider community in Donegal. Pramerica Systems Ireland have successfully completed this the third year of partnership with Mulroy College and their commitment in supporting and advancing the skills and ideas of the students, to help them prepare for a work life that they will enjoy and be good at is exemplary. This commitment and engagement not only benefits the school but has far reaching impacts on the local community. It is a wonderful demonstration of an organisation’s corporate responsibility.” Elaine McFadden, Regional Coordinator – Donegal, BITCI.