Junior Achievement Ireland encourages young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Junior Achievement is part of a worldwide organisation reaching out to 9.3 million young people each year. It was established in Ireland in 1995 and since then has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with over 180 leading organisations.
JA programmes help to create a culture of enterprise within the education system. We also help young people prepare for the world of work, giving them skills in communications and preparing for interviews. Financial literacy programmes enable students to explore how to manage, protect and make the most of future salaries. As we move towards a knowledge-based economy, JA also brings science and maths skills to thousands of young students nationwide as our business volunteers work to deliver exciting programmes and events.
Scoil Ursula is proud to be associated with Junior Achievement. Our pupils have benefited greatly from the workshops delivered and we look forward to many more of our pupils gaining knowledge and skills from JA into the future.