Wexford County Council partners with Colaiste Abbain to deliver Skills at Work Programme
As part of the Schools Business Partnership, Wexford County Council is embarking on an educational inclusion programme with Colaiste Abbain, Adamstown called the Skills at Work Programme, which will provide students with firsthand insight into the world of work.
The programme was recently launched at Colaiste Abbain, Adamstown, where Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Councillor Tony Dempsey enthusiastically expressed his full support for the initiative.
“Wexford County Council is the ideal fit for the programme. With 800 staff members delivering 184 activities, we are well placed to provide students with a unique insight into the world of work. We are delighted to be asked to participate and to help influence young people at an important stage in their lives” said Cllr. Dempsey.
Colaiste Abbain Principal Senan Lillis expressed his gratitude to both Wexford County Council and to Louise Casey, South East Regional Co-ordinator of the Schools for Business programme.
“We are delighted to be partnered this year with Wexford County Council on this great initiative” said Mr. Lillis. “Our students always enjoy this programme and I would like to thank both Wexford County Council and Business in the Community for their valued assistance and for agreeing to this partnership”.
As part of the scheme Wexford County Council will assist students to gain a greater understanding of practical elements of employment, such as applying for jobs and creating their own CV’s. In addition, Council staff will offer mock interviews to give students a real life experience of an interview setting.
The students will also visit Council offices at Carricklawn where they will be introduced to the work and services that the Council provides and hear from staff members about their education and work journey to date.