Teaching schoolkids about the world of work

Esther Hayden

Published 21/04/2015 | 00:00

Ger Mulhall of Wexford County Council and Mayor of Wexford George Lawlor with junior achievers from Scoil Mhuire in Coolcotts.
Ger Mulhall of Wexford County Council and Mayor of Wexford George Lawlor with junior achievers from Scoil Mhuire in Coolcotts.

Five local companies in Wexford gave mentoring workshops to local students as part of the Junior Achievement Ireland programme.

Bank of Ireland, BNY Mellon, Medentech, Waters Technologies and Wexford County Council gave their staff the opportunity to teach a Junior Achievement programme/workshop in classrooms across primary and secondary schools in Wexford.

The business volunteers delivered five week classroom programmes covering a range of different topics such as science, maths, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and practical life skills.

Some students were also given the opportunity to visit their volunteers' workplace further heightening the students link between education and the work place. Wexford County Council volunteers brought students to visit the library, the fire station, the council Chamber and to meet the Mayor.

Junior Achievement teaches young people about the world of work and specifically targets those at risk of early school leaving.

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