The Schools’ Business Partnership is delighted to announce that Pramerica Systems Ireland have completed their first year of mentoring programme for students of Mulroy College, Milford.
Pramerica Systems Ireland employees have completed their first year as mentors to fifth- year Mulroy College students as part of the Student Mentoring Programme, which is facilitated by the schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) and is an initiative of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).
The mission of the two-year programme is to help fifth-year students at Mulroy prepare for the transition from school to employment or further education. Six Pramerica employees and six students are participating in the programme. Besides meeting monthly, the mentors and mentees also visited the Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) to meet students and lecturers from the Sports Science courses and to explore the first class facilities at An Dánlann. They explored available options at third level. LYIT is involved in two links with BITCI with Carndonagh and Rosses Community Schools via the Skills @ Work programme.
“We commend the employees from Pramerica for the valuable contribution they are making to Mulroy College and for their commitment to and support of the students they are mentoring. They have helped focus the minds of our students and inspired them to higher achievement. We look forward to a continued partnership with Pramerica,” said Fiona Temple, Principal, Mulroy College, Milford.
“Pramerica is delighted to partner with Mulroy College on the mentoring programme,” said Emma McCleary, senior communications specialist at Pramerica and coordinator of the mentoring programme. “We encourage the involvement of our employees with the programme. They are strong role models for the students. They also benefit from the programme because it helps them to develop communication, interpersonal, team-building and leadership skills. This first year has been immensely enjoyable and insightful.”
Elaine McFadden, Regional Coordinator – Donegal, BITCI, added, “The mentoring programme has been a great success. BITCI appreciates Pramerica’s leadership in pioneering the Mentoring Programme in Donegal and in successfully delivering the third year on our Skills @ Work Programme with Mulroy College.”
The school’s Business Partnership is funded by participating businesses with matching funds provided by the DES under the National Development Plan (NDP).
Pramerica Systems Ireland provides essential computer-technology and client-contact services to PFI businesses around the world. Its Information Technology Group develops software and other systems solutions for PFI business groups and its Operations Group functions as a back-office contact centre for PFI business group. The Essential Guide to Corporate Ireland has named Pramerica Systems Ireland the largest software operation in Ireland outside Dublin and Cork and one of the largest in Ireland. The Great Place to Work Institute Ireland has named Pramerica one of the best companies to work for in Ireland. For more information, visit www.pramerica.ie.