SAP SSC (Ireland) Ltd. Galway recently hosted 50 Transition Year students from Archbishop McHale College, Tuam; Presentation Secondary School, Galway and Mercy Secondary School, Tuam at their Galway facility as part of the GMIT Future Skills Project.
SAP volunteers Grace McNally, Padraig Devery, Gesine Stanienda and Hayden Simpson shared their personal career experiences and facilitated workshops on topics including: cultural awareness, career development pathways and employability skills.
Students also enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the SAP facility, during which Padraig Devery and Grace McNally were joined by Lillian Kennedy, Josephine Cummins, Catherine Lynch & Sinead Gannon, all of whom took the time to describe their roles in SAP. In learning more about the various functions – Business1 Support, Cloud Support, CIC and PSD - the students came to see the range of roles on offer and the benefit of having language and digital skills in pursuing careers in SAP Galway.
SAP SSC (Ireland) Ltd. is a long-standing supporter of GMIT Future Skills, a project which tackles early school leaving by encouraging students to complete second level education and highlights the link between education and the world of work.
The SAP Galway office is a multilingual service and support centre for SAP's SME and Multinational enterprise sectors and so is an ideal industry partner for the GMIT Future Skills Project. A key element of the project is the opportunity to visit SAP SSC (Ireland) Galway and to work with volunteers on site to udnerline to students the employment opportunities availables locally and the range of skills required to build successful careers.
SAP SSC (Ireland) Ltd. partners with Junior Achievement Ireland, a non-profit organization, to bridge the gap between school and the working world by reinforcing the importance of education and exploring the types of opportunities to which students may have access as they progress through the formal education system.