Facebook Community Development Manager Aoife Flynn recently introduced 150 Transition Year students from Castletroy College, Limerick to her career path and working life during a JA Inspires workshop.
The 60 minute workshop provided a space for Aoife to tell her story and give the students an insight into her career and education, despite the students being at home.
JA Inspires allows students the opportunity to engage with role models from the working world, to explore new opportunities and learn about career paths they may never have considered before. The virtual format, where volunteers interact with students while using JA’s audio visual resources, allowed Aoife – a volunteer from Dublin – to deliver the talk to students in Limerick.
Geraldine McGrath, Transition Year Coordinator in Castletroy College, commented on Aoife’s impact on her students: “We are certain the students felt inspired after hearing from Aoife who had a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. The students were intrigued to hear all about Facebook, the office spaces, the type of work and projects running there and the people with whom Aoife gets to work.”
JA Inspires helps students to see themselves in similar careers and to realise that many of the skills they acquire at school are transferrable to the workplace.
JA are delighted to partner with Facebook for the first time this school year. Facebook’s support brings the world of work into schools, responds to the needs of both schools and the economy, and empowers a new generation of workers, professionals, managers and entrepreneurs.
Thank you Facebook for your support and a special thank you to Aoife who shared her time, expertise and enthusiasm with the students for this impactful careers talk.