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PM Group's ELevate Programme has been shortlisted for the Chambers Ireland '2020 Sustainable Business Impact Awards'.
The ELevate Programme has been nominated in 'Excellence in Community – Volunteering LIC' category. Others shortlisted in the same category are: A&L Goodbody, Arthur Cox, Deloitte. EirGrid and Dawn Meats.
‘We are delighted to be shortlisted for our education and learning volunteer programme, ELevate. Our volunteers are an inspiration and have helped motivate many young people over the years to continue their education and ultimately progress to skilled and reward jobs. We’re in good company among all the other shortlisted companies, and wish everyone the best of luck!’, said Tony McGrath, Associate Director, PM Group.
PM Group’s ELevate Programme aims to inspire children and young adults in local communities to continue their education and learning. The goal is to encourage as many students as possible to adopt STEM subjects and to provide opportunities to help students to progress to skilled and rewarding jobs.
In the past year, over 100 PM Group volunteers have reached over 1,500 students across all levels of education, from primary to third level. They have provided teaching, demonstration and mentoring at individual, group and class room levels.
The ELevate Programme also provides over 50 mentored work placements each year to transition year students. In 2019, the ELevate Programme announced four-year bursaries to a total value of €100,000. The beneficiaries were two secondary schools in disadvantaged areas in Cork and Dublin. The bursaries are designed to encourage students’ interest in STEM and to support them to pursue third level education.
Over seventy projects have been shortlisted, across fourteen award categories and highlight the impactful and innovative ways businesses are engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals in their communities. The winners of this year’s Sustainable Business Impact Awards will be announced on the 24 September 2020. This year, the awards will be hosted online in a digital ceremony, so that the health and wellbeing of those shortlisted can be protected.