FREE Back to School Primary School Programmes!

Super news! We are BACK for the September 2021 school season. Teachers, sign up here! We have some exciting FREE Careers Programmes offered exclusively to schools in South County Dublin. As you may know, Inspiring the Future Ireland, is a careers awareness programme targeted at 5th and 6th class, which helps children build a foundation…

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FREE Back to Secondary School Workshops!

Welcome, Secondary Teacher! I hope you had a wonderful summer and are settling back into the new school year. Great news, were back with our FREE Careers Programmes offered exclusively to schools in South County Dublin. Sign up here! As you may know, Inspiring the Future Ireland, is a careers project that helps students build…

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Our Impact So Far

It’s hard to believe it’s summer and we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel during this challenging time. We wanted to send a warm thank you to everyone who took part in this academic year’s Inspiring the future Ireland events. Let’s recap! Recap of 2021 Events So Far Online Career Networking…

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Become an Inspiring Content Creator

Good news – there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved over the summer. The academic year is coming to a close, but we have a host of opportunities for grabs! We are launching an ambitious communications piece this Summer and we want you to be at the forefront. Your voice is so important…

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Virtual Work Placements – Your Company Can Help!

The impact of COVID-19 has meant that many transition year students across the country have been unable to part-take in their planned work placements. It’s expected that this issue will continue into the next academic year. Work placements are an essential aspect of careers education in schools and are additionally important for young people from…

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Online Career Networking – Meet the Professionals

Sign up for our Online Career Networking events today! Join our Virtual Career’s World where your students can explore our virtual offices and college campuses! Students will meet professionals from a variety of sectors to learn about their jobs, educational routes, and the ups and downs of their career paths. Research has proven that our…

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TU Dublin Access Webinar – Sign Up For A Screening Now!

Did you miss our very popular webinar with TU Dublin Access Programmes? Don’t worry, due to popular demand we have made a recording available for you to screen with your students at a time that works for you! The recording features both current and past students of the TU Dublin Access routes, Student Union Vice-President and Tallaght local,…

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Inspiring the Future – TU Dublin Access Programme Webinar

We’re excited to partner with TU Dublin Access office to offer this information session exclusively to students and teachers in South County Dublin. This online event will feature both current and past students of the TU Dublin Access routes, Student Union Vice-President and Tallaght local, Lee Bennett and TU Dublin Access Officer, Tallaght Campus, Nicola…

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Learn to Code – Great for Transition Year Students!

Our colleagues at Microsoft DreamSpace have just released a free six-part series to bring secondary school students on journey where they will learn to code. This course is completely self-directed and can be completed on a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Resources including the video episodes, curriculum links, worksheets and extension activities are all available…

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Employability Skills Training Platform

Our friends at Accenture have provided us with access to their online employability training platform which aims to support build skills to prepare for the world of work, apply for their first job, CV and Interview prep, cover letters and application forms. This platform provides 36 bitesize, interactive modules that can be completed as self-directed…

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Find Your Inspiration Primary School Teacher Training

The ‘Find Your Inspiration’ course aims to broaden pupil’s horizons, to increase their knowledge of different careers and to increase their expectations of themselves. The programme has been developed by Home School Liaison Teachers from participating schools and South Dublin County Partnership in conjunction with Maynooth University and Jigsaw Clondalkin. This online teacher training includes…

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Employability Workshops

In addition to our Career Speed Networking events we are now offering free, interactive online careers workshops. These workshops will help students think about their skills and what they enjoy doing while having some fun by tapping into their creative side! Interested? Get in touch with our coordinator Triona at: triona.reid@sdcpartnership.ie Sign Up / Login…

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Online Career Networking Events!

  At the heart of our work is our online career networking events. These events provide opportunities for your students to meet volunteers from a variety of sectors and learn about their job, their career paths, and their educational routes. Research shows that engagement with events such as this helps: Broaden young people’s horizons and…

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2021 Online Schools Programme – Sign Up Now!

The staff at Inspiring the Future Ireland understand that this is a deeply stressful and challenging time for teachers and young people, and we are here to support you! With this in mind, we have been working hard to create a suite of free online programmes exclusively for schools in South County Dublin. Now, more…

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Connecting the Community!

Thanks to Bank of America, we have received funding to tackle the “digital divide” by providing laptops and tablets to support online learning for young people in the community. We will be bridging the gap of lack of access by providing technology and equipment to those most in need. At the heart of Inspiring the…

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Social Innovation Hackathon

In December 2020, we hosted our first Social Innovation Hackathon bringing together representatives from the community with professionals from business and technology to ‘hack’ the issue of providing education during COVID-19. Our hackers deliberated on their first-hand experiences of their challenges before working together to form creative solutions to these problems. The results of our…

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Exciting 2021 News – Moving Online!

  Volunteering is Moving Online – We Need You! We’re really excited to move our volunteering opportunities online for 2021 making it easier than ever to get involved! Now, more than ever, young people need programmes such as Inspiring the Future Ireland to motivate and energize them for their future. We have hundreds of students…

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You’re Invited! Social Innovation Hackathon 2020!

  Inspiring the Future – Social Innovation Hackathon Collaborate – Innovate – Change What is a Social Hackathon? A hackathon is an event where individuals from multiple sectors work together on short-term projects.  These events are intended to be intense, engaging and collaborative.  The aim is to inspire, enthuse and ignite an innovative style of…

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Partnership with the Echo Newspaper!

Exciting news – The Echo has teamed up with Inspiring the Future Ireland! We were delighted to have them be a part of an event in St Anne’s primary school in Fettercairn earlier this week. See today’s s Echo for the full story! Check out this video of Project Coordinator Sharon Murray chatting with The…

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Siobhan Fitzpatrick speaks at the Networking Summit 2019

Inspiring the Future Ireland Attends The Networking Summit 2019!

Inspiring the Future Ireland were delighted to be Charity Partner at the 2019 Networking Summit this September at the Carlton Hotel. The day was a great success with over 180 vibrant business people chatting and sharing contacts. We heard wonderful talks from Damian Browne, Kingsley Aiken, Sharon Tighe, Gillian Burrell and more. Siobhan Fitzpatrick, the…

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Inspiring the Future Ireland launches its ‘Inspiring Women’ campaign

Inspiring the Future Ireland launches its ‘Inspiring Women’ campaign to highlight successful female role models in today’s workplace South Dublin County Partnership seeks 1,000 female professionals to speak with underrepresented school students from disadvantaged areas about succeeding in their career Friday 8th March 2019: Inspiring the Future Ireland (ITFI), an initiative run by South Dublin…

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Volunteers from the world of work take part in Careers Seminar at IT Tallaght

On Tuesday 20th February 2018 South Dublin County Partnership and the Institute of Technology Tallaght hosted an Inspiring the Future Careers Seminar. Over 450 fifth year schools from Collinstown Park Community College, Deansrath Community College, St Aidan’s Community School, Old Bawn Community School, St John’s College and Colaiste de hÍde descended on the I.T. Tallaght campus to hear from a range of…

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