BD staff to in­spire lo­cal stu­dents

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JU­NIOR Achieve­ment Ire­land has to an­nounce a new part­ner­ship with med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy com­pany BD in En­nis­cor­thy with the aim of in­spir­ing and mo­ti­vat­ing lo­cal stu­dents to re­alise their po­ten­tial by valu­ing ed­u­ca­tion and un­der­stand­ing how to suc­ceed in the world of work.

A to­tal of 15 staff mem­bers from a va­ri­ety of de­part­ments across the or­gan­i­sa­tion have vol­un­teered to teach a Ju­nior Achieve­ment pro­gramme in lo­cal pri­mary and sec­ondary schools.

They’ll each fo­cus on a range of dif­fer­ent top­ics that en­hance the school cur­ricu­lum such as so­cial, en­trepreneurial and sci­ence skills.

The pro­gramme will take place over five weeks and not only will they de­liver the Ju­nior Achieve­ment pro­gramme, but they will also share their own ca­reer paths in BD and pro­vide in­for­ma­tion for the chil­dren on what it’s like to work for a global med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy com­pany.

Gráinne Nolan from the Hu­man Re­sources Depart­ment in BD said ‘Ju­nior Achieve­ment Ire­land is truly an ex­cit­ing pro­gramme to be a part of. All vol­un­teers have re­ceived ex­cel­lent train­ing, de­liv­ered by the very knowl­edge­able and pro­fes­sional team mem­bers of Ju­nior Achieve­ment. The vol­un­teers look for­ward to giv­ing back to the lo­cal com­mu­nity, in­spir­ing young minds and high­light­ing the great ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in BD En­nis­cor­thy.’

Mean­while, Ju­nior Achieve­ment for their part were de­lighted to have BD on board.

‘We are thrilled to be work­ing with BD and as a re­sult of this new part­ner­ship with the vol­un­teer­ing ef­forts of 15 staff we can reach many stu­dents in En­nis­cor­thy this school year,’ said Denise Power, South East Area Man­ager. ‘ Thanks to the sup­port of or­gan­i­sa­tions such as BD we are able to bring the real world into class­rooms through the ex­pe­ri­ence and in­sights of trained busi­ness vol­un­teers. Help­ing stu­dents to con­nect what they do in school with the world around them to en­sure they see the rel­e­vance of their stud­ies in their ev­ery­day lives is a very im­por­tant as­pect of their devel­op­ment.’

Staff from BD En­nis­cor­thy with Geral­dine Fur­long of Ju­nior Achieve­ment Ire­land.

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