School Employer Connections

October Class Programme

Summer 2017

This Summer the Nerve Centre are holding 4 workshops for 17 year 13/14 students.

The 4 workshops are:

  • Animation (July)
  • Film (July)
  • Communications (July)
  • Music Hothouse (August)

The students will get a very detailed insight into their preferred workshop and will get a chance to show some of their ideas and how creative they are. 

 

The Artspace Creative Arts Centre in Eglinton are also offering Summer experience to students interested in working with Adults with learning disabilities.

The Artspace Centre is a Multi Sensory Centre/Day Opportunities facility for adults and children with additional needs. It offers a multi-sensory learning facility which is vitally important for people with learning disabilities because it enables them to use their personal areas of strength to help them learn. 21 students volunteered here throughout the summer working with adults and also developing & improving upon their own key skills.

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May Work Experience Programme

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May Class Programme

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE AT THE BEECH HILL COUNTRY HOUSE

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Students from St. Mary's College spent a week visiting organisations with a Geography focus.  The first of the visits was to the Beech Hill Hotel where students looked at the history and context of the grand house through the eyes of the original Planters.  

FOYLE PORT

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The Foyle Port provided a look at how important importing and exporting are.  Students learned about the important role played by the Port both historically and now. The port handles approximately 2 tonnes of cargo per annum and the value of trade passing through the regional gateway is estimated to be £1 billion.

COOLKEERAGH ESB

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At Coolkeeragh ESB students learned about the importance of the River Foyle in helping to generate electricity.  They also looked at the local ecology and environmental factors.

NICHE DRINKS

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Students joined the staff of Niche Drinks in Health and Safety clothing to see for themselves why the company rely so heavily on local produce and how global changes can have an impact on company operations.

JOE JACKSONS ICE CREAM AT ST. COLUMB'S COLLEGE

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Year 11 Business Studies students got expert entrepreneurial advice from Joe Jacksons Ice Cream as well as an insight into making ice cream.

 

May Events Programme

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March Class Programme

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Students from Holy Cross College spent time with firefighters at the NIFRS getting an insight into the important job that the NIFRS do.  They even met a female firefighter!  Who said women can’t do it!

 


 

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Students currently on exchange with St. Columb’s College visited Seagate.  They learned about sustainability within the industry and gained an insight into the company to take back to Germany.

 

March Events Programme

ENGINEERING WEEK

Engineering Week brought opportunity for students to engage with employers and learn about entry into the sector.

Students visited the Engineering Department at LYIT and learned about courses on offer and entry requirements.

Employers took part in a speed networking event giving students the opportunity to speak to a range of different engineering companies and engineers. Companies taking part were:

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Students visited E+I Engineering.  E+I Engineering Ltd. was founded in 1986.  Since 2004, the company headquarters have been located in Co. Donegal, Ireland. The 150,000 sq ft facility was purpose built to house both the switchgear and Powerbar production lines.  Students had a tour of the company and met with employees. 

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LOTTIE ACCOMPANIES STUDENTS

As a former participant in Entrepreneur Week, Lottie joined students to promote Women in Engineering.  Have a look at some of her exploits throughout the week.  Lottie travelled to space with Tim Peake in 2016 and has taken part in various STEM based activities.  Lottie has been championed by the Women in Engineering Society as a positive role model.

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 ENGINEERS IRELAND ROADSHOW           

Engineers Ireland sponsored a stage show on engineering all over the world.  Students from Thornhill College also attended the show.

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February Work Experience Programme

The month of February seen around 180 students out on Work Experience from 8 schools. 

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February Class Programme

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February Events Programme

 

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January Work Experience Programme

For the 8th consecutive year the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems - Faculty of Computing and Engineering at the Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry ran a 2 day Workshop for 44 students.

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Year 13 students from St. Columb's College were out on Work Experience this month exploring the world of work. They took every opportunity to find out more about the businesses they were with and the work involved to make sure it's the right career path for them. This will go a long way helping the students with their UCAS Applications next year.

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 17 students got a great insight into the work that Seagate do. They offered placements within 7 departments: Science & Engineering, ICT, Manufacturing Execution Systems, HR, Environmental Health & Safety, Productions and Equipment Support Group.

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January Class Programme

TECHNOLOGY INVESTIGATION AT SEAGATE

Technology students from St. Columb’s College looked at the advances in modern technology at Seagate and the levels of protection that prevent humans from damaging the product.  It was fun!

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ST PATRICK’S DUNGIVEN AT THE NIFRS

Students got ‘hands on’ at the NIFRS learning about fire and rescue with the crew at Crescent Link.  As part of the Insight Programme, students learned about life as a firefighter and the challenges faced by these local heroes.

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LOTTIE ENHANCES BUSINESS STUDIES UNDERSTANDING AT ST. COLUMB’S COLLEGE

Students at St. Columb’s College were joined by Lottie’s founder to look at how a business achieves and maintains success globally.  Lottie, an 18cm doll who is a global success, is an example of a local product that is taking on the toy market across the world.  Lottie is an award winning product, with some exciting ventures coming up.  She has already been to space with Tim Peake and is currently present at a Mars simulation in Utah!

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BUSINESS APPLICATION AT SEAGATE

Business Studies students from Lisneal College looked at quality management at Seagate and learned about the processes that exist to ensure that the product remains at the centre of global technological success.  

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Well done to Lynne Gardiner and students on gaining the top 1, 2, 3 A Level Business Studies results in 2016.  Quite an achievement!


 

ARDNASHEE COLLEGE ENHANCE HOSPITALITY SKILLS

Ardnashee College worked with Bishop’s Gate Hotel on developing their hospitality skills.  Students were shown first class skills in laying a table and dealing with customers, and were treated to a hotel tour that introduced them to the history and luxury of Bishop’s Gate Hotel.

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December Work Experience Programme

Dominican College, Portstewart - Year 13 students @ Seagate

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December Class Programme

JOE JACKSON WHIPS IT UP AT LISNEAL COLLEGE

Business Studies students at Lisneal College had a look at entrepreneurship with a well known local brand. 

 

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December Events Programme

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE FOCUS ON I.T.                       

The Computer Science Department at St. Mary’s College took a focus on careers in the I.T. industry with help from representatives from local companies.  Students from Foyle College and St. Joseph’s Boys School also benefitted.

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November Work Experience Programme

November was one of our busiest months with around 340 students out on Work Experience!

Allstate in Strabane offered a great insight into the world of Technology to 11 ICT Students. Students attended from Holy Cross College Strabane, Drumragh Integrated College, Strabane Academy, Omagh CBS & Loreto Grammar Omagh.

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November Class Programme

SANDWICH CO. VISIT ST. COLUMB’S COLLEGE

Business Studies students at St. Columb’s College benefitted from the experience and business knowledge of the Sandwich Co. Students were treated to entrepreneurial insight from a business that started its days in a garage! Now there are 11 outlets!

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November Events Programme

ENTREPRENEUR WEEK 2016 @ ST. MARY’S COLLEGE

This year Entrepreneur Week was a mash up of surf boards, laughter, cakes, fitness, food, plus only the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year! We were treated to a feast of entrepreneurship from companies starting out, to the well established.

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Students with Brendan Mooney, Kainos, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016

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Summer Work Experience

During the months of July and August Artspace Creative Art Centre in Eglinton and the North West Independent Hospital in Ballykelly offered a Summer Volunteer Scheme for students.

The Artspace Centre is a Multi Sensory Centre/Day Opportunities facility for adults and children with additional needs. It offers a multi-sensory learning facility which is vitally important for people with learning disabilities because it enables them to use their personal areas of strength to help them learn. 21 students volunteered here throughout the summer working with adults and also developing & improving upon their own key skills.

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