Six staff from CombiLift recently stepped out into the classroom to deliver the Junior Achievement ‘Our Nation’ programme, a business and enterprise initiative, presented to primary school students in six schools throughout Monaghan.
During this in-depth and action-packed five week programme, students role-played business ownership by; producing a product using different production methods, exploring the costs associated with running a business, and by taking charge of their own businesses to make a profit!
Throughout the programme students learned about the success story of CombiLift and were inspired to come up with their own creative ideas for a new business. Upon conclusion of the programme, Lorraine Mc Kenna, Class Teacher, Deravoy N.S. commented:
"We thoroughly enjoyed our participation in the Junior Achievement Our Nation programme. The children were educated and inspired in the process of owning and running a business. I'd like to thank and congratulate Conor in his excellent delivery of the programme and to Junior Achievement and CombiLift for providing this initiative to our school. We look forward to having the opportunity to welcome Junior Achievement back into our school in the future.”
Mairéad Mohan, Programme Coordinator, Junior Achievement Ireland, state that “We are absolutely delighted to partner with CombiLift to roll out this initiative. By having role models from the working world mentor these young students about entrepreneurship from an early age is pivotal to the future success of our economy and future jobs in Monaghan. The feedback we have received from all of the schools involved has been fantastic, the students are not only fostering an entrepreneurial mind-set, they are also been equipped with key skills all employers need such as; creativity and forward thinking, problem solving, teamwork, presentation skills, to name only but a few.”