The School Business Partnership “THE SKILLS @ WORK PROGRAMME ”

The School Business Partnership “THE SKILLS @ WORK PROGRAMME ” was lanuched today (Thurs 25th Oct, 2012)
The world class multinational ThermoKing in Galway have come on board with Archbishop McHale College to provide all 5th Year, LCA 1 and LCA 2 Students the chance to participate in this programme.
Session One will include a site visit
At this site visit the students are given a brief profile of the company.
They are also given a talk by two or three employees of ThermoKing who inform the students about what exactly their role in work is by describing “A Day in the Life of … “e.g. someone from finance, marketing, production, IT,HR etc. The students love to hear first hand this kind of information and it reinforces in real life terms what the teachers are teaching in class time.
Session Two
CV Workshop & Interview Skills Talk
This includes an outline of how to apply for a job including an application letter and a CV/Application Form. Examples of good and poor CVs and letters are shown.
Session Three Mock Interviews – Students will take part in interviews for their chosen career path on site at the boardroom in ThermoKing.

 Session Four  This is a project for the students introducing leadership, presentation skills and the experience of working together as a group. They invite the company co-ordinator and co. participants to the school and provide them with feedback.


The leaving cert students attended a production of “Macbeth” in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway city. In the production, the original dialogue was retained throughout. The production was of great benefit to all those who saw it being performed live onstage.

Psycho Spaghetti

Interesting trips during the year included a trip for third year students to the Meyrick Hotel in Galway to watch Ger Carey perform “Psycho Spaghetti” which is a comic journey into the teenage mind. This dynamic, imaginative, energetic show challenges, entertains and teaches all at once. The show portrayed the teenage mindset with extreme honesty and classic humour. Both teachers and students loved it.