Pramerica Systems Ireland and Mulroy College recently celebrated the commencement of the second year of the Student Mentoring Programme, which is facilitated by The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) and is an initiative of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).
The mission of the two-year programme is to help fifth-year students at Mulroy College prepare for the transition from school to employment or further education. Six Pramerica employees and six students are participating in the programme with their first year of partnership successfully completed.
“Our students have gained immensely from participating on the Student Mentoring Programme with Pramerica. The mentors have been first class role models for the students and a constant source of encouragement and support. This positive influence has most definitely helped the students in their preparations for the future. I would like to commend the Pramerica mentors for their dedication and commitment. We look forward to the second year of the programme and to the deepening development of our partnership with Pramerica,” said Fiona Temple, Principal, Mulroy College, Milford.
Speaking at the event Caroline Faulkner, Senior Managing Director and CIO at Pramerica, said, “Pramerica is delighted to partner with Mulroy College in such a rewarding programme. We are proud of our employees who have volunteered to be mentors. They have embraced the Student Mentoring Programme and made a valuable commitment to support the students. In turn, our involvement with The Schools’ Business Partnership has enabled our employees to experience great personal growth and to develop their skills. That makes this an excellent partnership with Mulroy College and we hope it will continue to flourish in years to come.”
Elaine McFadden, Regional Coordinator – Donegal, BITCI, added, “Year one of the mentoring programme has been a great success. BITCI appreciates Pramerica’s leadership in pioneering the Mentoring Programme in Donegal and looks forward to the forthcoming year, supporting the development of students in Mulroy College through the Mentoring and Skills @ Work Programmes.”
The Schools’ Business Partnership is funded by participating businesses with matching funds provided by the DES under the National Development Plan (NDP).
Pramerica Systems Ireland provides essential computer-technology and client-contact services to PFI businesses around the world. Its Information Technology Group develops software and other systems solutions for PFI business groups and its Operations Group functions as a back-office contact centre for PFI business group. The Essential Guide to Corporate Ireland has named Pramerica Systems Ireland the largest software operation in Ireland outside Dublin and Cork and one of the largest in Ireland. The Great Place to Work Institute Ireland has named Pramerica one of the best companies to work for in Ireland. For more information, visit www.pramerica.ie.