June 9, 2013

Leaving Certificate Students from Desmond College Limerick with their certificates: Schools Business Partnership Presentation Ceremony
Jennifer McGuinness, Michelle Murphy, Billy Lyons, Robert Toomey and Andrew Barrett
outside Government Buildings with their Certificates.

On Monday 12th May, five Leaving Certificate students accompanied by their Principal, were invited to a Schools’ Business Partnership Presentation Ceremony following participation in a two year Mentoring Programme.

This programme which paired Desmond College with local business Britvic Ballygowan was a huge success. Students from the school were paired with employees from Ballygowan who mentored them and guided them. They worked on areas such as CVs, organisational skills, interview techniques, etc.

Both mentors and students found the experience of the programme extremely worthwhile. At the Ceremony which took place in Government Buildings Marlborough Street, Michelle Murphy who was chosen as the student voice to represent the students from the ten schools involved, spoke about how the programme had helped her to remain focused and committed to her studies and helped her to set achievable goals for herself by working closely with her mentor Trish.

Thanks must go the Donal Enright who co ordinates the programme in Desmond College, to Eileen Fitzgerald from SBP, to the Mentors from Ballygowan but especially Jimmy Lee without whose support this invaluable link between school and Business would not happen.

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