Congratulations to past pupil, Colm Burke, who featured in an Irish Independent article marking International Day of Persons with Disabilties. Colm, from Glasnevin, is living with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.
He studied Business Information Systems at the National College of Ireland (NCI) and got a job at the Office of the Revenue Commissioners in Dublin Castle last year after a lengthy job search. While attending International Careers Fair he met executives from the European Central Bank (ECB) who offered him the chance to relocate to Germany to work.
Colm has limited dexterity in his hands and he uses assistive technology which enables him to type over 100 words per minute. ECB helped secure accessible accommodation for him close to the office, and transport.
Rosmini is delighted to be involved in the DCU UniTY programme. UniTY is a skills based programme specifically aimed at Transition Year students. It has been designed to increase student engagement in education and raise motivation and career aspirations and broaden students' world view. The curriculum is made up of Multimedia & Social Innovation, Smart Skills, Employability & Leadership and Student Empowerment. Other classes benefit through Maths quizzes, "Junior Discover" pathways to third level, DCU "Summer Scholars" programme, rugby and soccer blitzes. Further information from https://www.dcu.ie/access/secondary-schools.shtml