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Kirby expands participation in Schools’ Business Partnership programme

  • June 21, 2016

    Kirby has developed its participation in the Schools’ Business Partnership programme to include schools in Galway and Dublin.  Kirby has been involved in the programme in the Limerick region for over 8 years where it has worked with and supported the students and teachers at Coláiste Chiaráin in Croom.  Seeing the positive impact of the programme at Coláiste Chiaráin led Kirby to develop its involvement in the programme to include St Mark’s Community College in Tallaght, Dublin and Galway Community College.

    ‘Kirby has been involved in the Schools’ Business Partnership programme for over eight years now and the benefits have been twofold; the students whom we work with benefit from our employees’ skills and expertise and our employees get the opportunity to further develop their skills whilst contributing to the local community’ said Jennifer Aherne who manages the programme at Kirby.

    ‘We are delighted to expand our involvement in the programme and look forward to supporting and working with the students of St Mark’s Community College and Galway Community College’ continued Jennifer.

    The programme offers participating students a unique insight into the world of work.  Kirby employees work closely with the students and offer career advice and insight, support with CV writing skills and interview skills.  Students are also given a site tour on one of Kirby’s projects.

    Kirby has experienced the significant impact that the programme can have on the students with a number of them choosing to continue and further their education while others joined the Kirby Apprenticeship programme.

    To learn more about the Schools’ Business Partnership, visit: www.bitc.ie

    Eamonn Quirke, Kirby, pictured with students from St Mark's Community College in Tallaght, Dublin