The Schools Business Partnership is an education inclusion programme that partners schools with business. The aim is to achieve a higher rate of school completion and to enhance the educational experience for students, principals and teachers.
Coláiste Abbain is partnered with Irish Pride, Taghmon.
Under the scheme, employees of Irish Pride talk to the students about real-life skills required in the workplace, such as CV writing and interview preparation. They run a “Day in the Life” session to assist students in recognising the value of completing the Leaving Cert and to help them explore possible career paths. The students also visit the Irish Pride facility in Taghmon and witness the many career opportunities that exist in the bakery/food sector.
More details at http://www.bitc.ie/schools-business-partner/