The Schools’ Business Partnership is delighted to announce that Donegal Investment Group has concluded the eighth successful year in their Skills @ Work programme for students of Deele College, Raphoe.
The initiative provided firsthand insight into the business world to senior cycle students from Deele College, Raphoe 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 Investment Group provided a number of talks on, ‘A Day in the Life of …’ and background of the organisation; 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, Killygordon and saw the various career opportunities that exist within the agricultural, food and business 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 this year and develops positively with every successive year.” said Michael Gallagher, Business Teacher, Deele College, Raphoe.
Edith Marley, HR Manager, Donegal Investment Group said they are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Deele College.
“The commitment from our employees to the programme over this year again 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.”
Elaine McFadden, Regional Co-Ordinator of the BITCI in DOnegal said “BITCI recognises the ongoing support shown by Donegal Investment Group to the programme, the school and the wider community around Raphoe.
“Donegal Investment Group has successfully completed the eighth year of partnership with Deele College, Raphoe and their commitment in supporting and advancing the skills and ideas of the students to help them prepare for a work life that they will enjoy and be good at is exemplary. This commitment and engagement not only benefits the school but has far reaching impacts on the local community. It is a wonderful demonstration of an organisation’s corporate responsibility.” BITCI.
The Schools’ Business Partnership is funded by participating businesses with matching funds provided by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan (NDP).Tags: