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A young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training
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Building a Foundation for Career Success
The Inspiring the Future Ireland project involves connecting young people in primary and secondary schools with volunteers from the world of work.
We have a database of over 500 volunteers from all areas – Apprentices to CEO’s, Archaeologists to Zoologists, Office workers to Healthcare Professionals pledging just one hour a year to volunteer in a school near where they live or work to talk to young people about there job and career route. Inspire the Future creates opportunities for both student, Volunteer and future employers to engage with each other through work placements, Inspiring events, and so much more.
A free service connection volunteers from all professions to give people first hand career insights
Guest Post from Student Ben Coyne – St Aidan’s Community School
We invited student Ben Coyne to write about his work experience facilitated by Inspiring the Future Ireland and The Echo. Read what Ben has to say: My week working for the echo was one of the most enjoyable weeks I have ever had. Being able to write about something I am passionate about and having…
This week we have students from Adamstown visiting CBRE for their work placements! The student got a pleasant surprise when they stepped into the office for the first time as it was recently upgraded to a super modern design! They worked on their project for the week and getting then networked each day. They also…
Inspiring the Future Ireland is very pleased to have hosted our first virtual work placement with Intel Ireland! “The students were amazing. So engaged and worked super hard!” Over 4 weeks students participated in 2 sessions per week of 2.5 hours per day. They began and ended the day with a call with their placement…
Local Career Role Models with Laura Basquel – Gaelic Player and Doctor
“Be unapologetically yourself because the people who love you will see you and support you. If anyone doesn’t, don’t let their negativity take away from you. “Be you and be the best you can, that’s all anyone is doing in life – the best they can. “Focus on yourself and I think one of the…