Photos of the event can be accessed on the school’s Facebook page
INSPIRING THE FUTURE OF IRELAND This is a new initiative connecting schools with volunteers from the world of work launched by South Dublin County Partnership. Research shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed.
Inspiring the Future has been launched in Ireland by South Dublin County Partnership with support from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Google.
The inaugural Inspiring the Future Ireland ˜Career Speed Networking™” event took place today in Collinstown Park Community College in Clondalkin, the first school in Ireland to avail of this new initiative.
Volunteers from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Google and Takeda Pharmaceutical were present at the event. Inspiring the Future is a free and easy way for thousands of schools and volunteers from the world of work to connect. The project aims to address the greatest barriers to young people, particularly the most disadvantaged, to securing successful and fulfilling lives and careers.
According to the OECD Report, ‘Society at a Glance 2016’, the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in Ireland stands at 19.7%. Inspiring the Future aims to address this by exposing young people to the world of work through career speed networking sessions, careers fairs, CV workshops, mock interviews, work experience placements and one-to-one mentoring.