Our 2 nd year students, participate in the World of Work Program run in conjunction with Business in The Community Ireland and our school partner Abbott Diagnostics, Longford. The pupils taking part in the initiative will take part in visits to the Abbott Pharmaceuticals site in Longford, meet staff, attend workshops on soft skills such as presentation skills, and be introduced to a workplace where employees will showcase what they do. It facilitates conversations and insights to the many roles in the workplace and inspires and encourages young minds to look towards the future.
The programme dovetails with the Junior Cycle curriculum and it takes place at a time that suits the business during the school year. It comprises 5 sessions and there is local flexibility with the content.