DIT Corporate Partnership Network Breakfast Briefing

1st November 2011: ‘Civic Engagement at DIT’ was the topic under discussion at last week’s DIT Corporate Partnership Network breakfast briefing in DIT Aungier Street.

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Gary Tierney, Hewlett Packard Ireland, with Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT

The large group of Network members in attendance heard Julie Bernard and Dr Catherine Bates of the DIT Community Links Programme outline the significant achievements of the programme’s various community focussed initiatives.

One of the key objectives of the programme, which is supported by a range of corporate partners, is to improve access to Third Level education in DIT for students from areas with traditionally low levels of participation.

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Pictured at the DIT CPN Breakfast Briefing are (l to r) Patrick Redmond, Clarion Hotel, Gerard Mulligan, Ovation MCI, Freda Grealy , The Law Society and Joan O Shaughnessy, Aramark.

The DIT Community Links Programme has been a frontrunner in successfully developing and managing initiatives which bring together academia, community and industry.

Mr Gary Tierney of Hewlett Packard, long-standing supporters of Community Links, provided an industry perspective on the potential of industry and academic partnerships to make a positive impact in the community.

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Gary Tierney, HP Ireland, speaking at the DIT CPN Breakfast Briefing

The Corporate Partnership Network is an organised framework which supports DIT and industry/professions in developing mutually beneficial relationships through a better understanding of each other’s environments.

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