A Partnership In Shaping Brighter Futures

A Partnership In Shaping Brighter Futures

Posted: October 17 2018

In the past 12 months, Port of Waterford staff volunteers worked with 55 students in 2 schools in Waterford city and county this year, through a programme with Junior Achievement Ireland. Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) is a leading non-profit which focuses on entrepreneurship education in both primary and second level.

Port of Waterford partnered with Junior Achievement Ireland to host a school to work day titled ‘Success Skills for the Workplace’ at their offices with 30, 5th year students from Abbey Community College.

Port of Waterford partnered with Junior Achievement Ireland to host a second school to work Day titled ‘Project Management Innovation Camp’ at their offices with 25, 4th year students from De La Salle College. The Innovation Camp celebrated young project managers from Waterford who have excelled during the completion of the PM Skills for Life programme, a collaborative initiative between the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF) and Junior Achievement Ireland. It was heartening to see such feedback as.:

I really enjoyed the teamwork activity as I  like building things and it was really competitive.
“It was a great experience learning about Project Management and myself and my friends used it to plan a fundraiser for De La Salle. It helped us do it properly and everyone carried out their part of the project.”


As a result, we’re delighted to continue our involvement in this programme for school year 2018/19 to help inspire and motivate students to plan for their future careers. The 2017/18 report gives details of the fantastic learning opportunities afforded to the students because of the voluntary efforts of Port of Waterford volunteers.