The future at their fingertips
December 14, 2016
Students at St Mark’s Community College in Tallaght, Dublin have the future at their fingertips following the generous donation of 12 iPads by Kirby Group Engineering and a number of its IT suppliers.
Kirby partnered with Action Point, HAS Group, Exertis and Bechtle and donated 12 iPads to the Leaving Certificate Applied Class, one for each student in the class.
Commenting on the donation, Jennifer Aherne, HR Development Officer at Kirby, said: ‘As part of Kirby’s commitment to engaging with and supporting local communities and initiatives, we are delighted to donate 12 iPads to St Mark’s Community College. This donation would not have been possible without the incredible generosity of Action Point, HAS Group, Exertis and Bechtle.”
“Technology plays an integral role in today’s student learning journey. We hope our donation will enhance and diversify the learning process for the students so that they may reach their full potential” continued Aherne.
Ms Janice Martin, teacher at St Mark’s Community College said: “We are very grateful to Kirby and their suppliers for this kind gesture. These iPads are vital educational tools which will enrich the student learning experience.”
In addition to the donation, Kirby supports the students at St Mark’s Community College through its involvement in the Schools’ Business Partnership programme. 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 some of Kirby’s projects.
Kirby employees donate €2,500 to Milford Care Centre