Boston Scientific employees rewarded for valuable community work

Boston Scientific has once again recognised 16 of their employees for their voluntary work in the local community.

Boston Scientific has once again recognised 16 of their employees for their voluntary work in the local community.

The Boston Scientific volunteers delivered the Junior Achievement Programme to over 600 children from the Presentation Primary School, Ss Peter and Paul’s N.S., St. Mary’s N.S., Gaelscoil Chluain Mheala, St. Olivers NS and CBS High School. Each programme complements the national curriculum and features specific learning objectives, while giving the schoolchildren an insight into potential life after school.

TJ Kinsella, Director of Manufacturing Engineering, presented the certificates to the volunteers, reminding them that they brought invaluable innovative, interactive enterprise and life skills to the students in the schools in Clonmel.

Emily Newport, HR Business Partner of Boston Scientific said “Supporting the local community in Clonmel and surrounding areas is one of our key priorities each year and an intricate part of our coporate social responsibilty. We have partnered with Junior Achievement for the past 11 years as we believe they have the correct focus on developing key skills in both the maths and science curriculums in children all around Ireland – these core subjects are key for a business like ours.

We were delighted to have had 6 classes from Clonmel schools visit the plant this year, which provided the children with a key insight into how a business like ours works. We hope the time that our employees have given up to share their knowledge with the children will lead to future scientists or engineers coming to join our team here in the years to come. “

Junior Achievement teaches young people about the world of work and specifically targets those at risk of early school leaving. Junior Achievement annually supports 70,000 Irish children, from junior infants to Leaving Certificate, in schools throughout the country. They bring enthusiastic business volunteers from local companies into the classroom to run enterprise programmes, motivating and inspiring young people to value education and equip them with the skills they need to succeed at school and in life.

For further information contact Helen Halpin, Junior Achievement Ireland at 086-8339710 or hhalpin@jai.ie