St Dominic’s college successful partnership

St Dominic’s college successful partnership

By Maurice Garvey

STUDENTS from St Dominic's College in Ballyfermot received certificates from Minister of Education Richard Bruton, to celebrate 10 years of a successful partnership with local business Allianz Worldwide Care.

The partnership was commemorated at a function in the Law Library recently, and provides multiple practical supports for students at the Ballyfermot school.

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Head Girl Nikita Nolan receiving a certificate from Minister for Education Richard Bruton with Claire Cusack, Head of HR Allianz

Global health insurance firm Allianz are the largest stakeholder in Park West Business Campus, employing 900 employees from 70 countries.

At the ceremony, St Dominic’s Principal Mary Daly spoke of the success Allianz have developed with schools and businesses, present at the event.

Ms Daly said the school have “developed a real meaningful working partnership” with Allianz who “provide a myriad of supports for fifth and sixth year students”.

This includes one-to-one business mentoring, exploration of potential careers, and language mentoring to assist students in preparation for their Leaving Cert Spanish, French and Irish orals.

“In a world of increasing volatility, uncertainty and complexity, schools need business partnerships to assist them in preparing the young people for jobs that have yet to be invented,” said Ms Daly.

Claire Cusack, Head of HR in Allianz, has been a trustee nominee on St Dominic’s Board of Management for the past eight years, assisting the school in recruitment and interviews.

St Dominic’s students at the event thanked their mentors for supporting their studies and third level planning.

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