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‘Business in the Community Ireland’ and Pramerica partner to give Mulroy College students career insight


“We’re delighted to give these students the chance to explore potential career paths by learning more about what we do at Pramerica each day. Our employees have worked with these students as part of the Skills @ Work Programme and we’re committed to helping them recognise the value of completing the Leaving Certificate,” said Martin Davies, a lead specialist platform engineer at Pramerica. In addition to the site visit, The Skills @ Work Programme provides resume workshops, mock interviews, company overviews, interview skill building techniq... Read More »

Guided visit gives students a closer look at SSE


The guided tour included a visit to the dam at the hydro scheme and a visit to the wind farm where the students heard from SSE’s staff about how it all works and what exactly is involved in generating the power to keep the lights on. Norman MacIver, Estates Manager for SSE was one of the staff members who helped facilitate the visit, he said: “It was an extremely enjoyable day with the students who were keen to see and hear more about what we do. “People are always pleasantly surprised and impressed when they find out just how much work i... Read More »

“Jugend forscht” youth science competition: Three first places for ThyssenKrupp apprentices


Participants compete in seven specialist disciplines. The ThyssenKrupp apprentices demonstrated their expertise in the areas of technology and work environment. Karsten Jacobs, Sandro Schmitz and Christopher Kolling won the heat in Saarbrucken with a device they developed to offer protection from radiation during the laser welding of auto parts. Prior to that Jannik Montag, David Simon Noll and Jan Wiglinghoff from ThyssenKrupp Rothe Erde beat off stiff competition in the Dortmund regional heat with a new idea for machining slewing bearings. Ti... Read More »

ExxonMobil and Employees Donate $1.3 Million to Oklahoma Colleges and Universities


ExxonMobil employees, retirees, directors and surviving spouses contributed $352,700, which was matched with $913,200 in unrestricted grants from the ExxonMobil Foundation. Although grants are unrestricted, colleges and universities are encouraged to designate a portion to math and science programs supporting student engagement. The program matches donor pledges 3:1 up to $7,500 to qualified colleges and universities in the United States, along with the American Indian College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the United Negro College Fund... Read More »

Mott MacDonald surveying financial literacy across India


As part of this study, Mott MacDonald is meeting approximately 75,000 people across 35 states and Union territories. Results of the study will yield benchmarks of core financial literacy and financial inclusion indicators for different socio-economic sub-groups and measure the efficiency of various financial education interventions, including those under the NCFE. The consultancy is playing a major role in facilitating design of the questionnaire, implementing and administering baseline data collection and extracting collected data in accord... Read More »

Global Month of Service: Starbucks Partners and City Year Invest in Communities and Student Success


“I pulled him aside many times. He wouldn’t talk about what was going on in his life. One day I saw him start to tear up and I could tell we were starting to get to him,” said educator Kenn Campa. “There are no magic words that turn a student’s life around. It takes a steady drumbeat of support and encouragement.” Campa is a program manager with City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students on track and in school. That is a huge challenge in some communities. About 1.2 million ... Read More »

Transaero Training Center celebrates its 20th anniversary


The Training Center has been growing and developing along with the airline. In 1994, there were just two training programmes: initial flight attendant training for Boeing-737-200 and Il-86 aircraft. In 1996, the Center already offered 15 types of training including flight crew training. In 1999, the Aviation Training Center became first in Russia to be certified to provide personnel training in the CIS and Baltic states. In 2001, the overall number of different types of training courses rose to 32 and in 2008, it increased to 84. Currently, ... Read More »

Yandex and Higher School of Economics Open Computer Science Faculty


“Computer science is developing so fast that traditional education can’t keep up with it,” said Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh. “At the same time, there is now huge demand for computer science specialists. Together with the HSE, we want to create a faculty where people can receive a full education in this field. We are sure they will be in demand in academia as well as in IT companies.” “The idea of the Faculty of Computer Science organically fits into the development of our university, but it was Yandex’s proposal that gave impetus to the faculty... Read More »

Carrefour is helping young people get onto the job market by hiring 5000 employees on block-release training courses in 2014


A day all about youth employment On 28 March, Carrefour will be opening up its stores throughout France to its future employees as part of an event designed to inform them and hire them on block-release training programmes. Carrefour's teams will welcome the applicants, providing them with overviews of the jobs that they do and talking to them about jobs and careers opportunities. The students will then be able to take part in practice interviews and submit their CVs. All these young people, no matter how many years they have spent studyi... Read More »

Bertelsmann expands its Education Business Substantially


Nine-digit sum earmarked for “University Ventures Fund II” Attractive portfolio of holdings built up through predecessor fund Bertelsmann is already the anchor investor in the predecessor fund, “University Ventures Fund I” (UVF I), which launched at the end of 2011 with capital commitments of $105 million. UVF I has invested in innovative education providers in the U.S. and Europe, and has also founded its own companies, building an attractive portfolio of investments and valuable expertise in the process. The new UVF II will be on a large... Read More »

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