The Schools’ Business Partnership is delighted to announce that Donegal Creameries recently concluded their sixth successful year of the Skills @ Work programme for students of Deele College.
This initiative provides firsthand insight into the business world to senior cycle students from Deele College and is part of the Schools’ Business Partnership programme run by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).
During the year long programme, employees of Donegal Creameries provided a number of talks on, ‘A Day in the Life of …’ ; a Company Overview session for students; they ran workshops on how to build a comprehensive CV and develop good interview skills.
The students were also brought on a site visit to Waterwheel Farm and saw the various career opportunities that exist within the agricultural, business and dairy sectors.
“The impact that this initiative has on the students is visible right from day one, it generates an interest and motivation for the students to succeed and to continue to work hard on their studies. The partnership has been invaluable to the school over the past six years.” said Michael Gallagher, Business Teacher, Deele College.
“Donegal Creameries is delighted to be continuing our partnership with Deele College. The commitment from our employees to the programme over this year has been outstanding. It is an invaluable experience for them, from developing team-building, interpersonal and communication skills to feeling a sense of pride, value and satisfaction in their work,” said Edith Marley, HR Manager, Donegal Creameries.
Funded under the National Development Plan, The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) aims to match 200 post primary schools in Ireland with a local business by the end of 2013.