Pramerica Systems Ireland and Mulroy College launch student mentoring programme

LETTERKENNY, Ireland--()--Pramerica Systems Ireland and Mulroy College in Milford have announced the launch of a mentoring programme operated under the Schools’ Business Partnership and the Student Mentoring programmes, facilitated by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).

“We are very grateful to the employees from Pramerica for making a two-year commitment to the students here in Mulroy College,” said Fiona Temple, Principal, Mulroy College, Milford. “The mentors will really help to focus the minds of students and to inspire them to achieve what they want from their schooling.”

Over the next two years, six Pramerica employees will mentor Fifth Year students at Mulroy to help prepare them for the transition from school to employment or to higher education. The students and mentors will meet at least one hour a month.

“Pramerica is delighted that so many of our employees have volunteered to become involved in the mentoring programme at Mulroy College,” said Emma McCleary, Human Resources Generalist at Pramerica. “The programme not only will benefit the students, but it also will give our employees the chance to develop their leadership, team-building, interpersonal and communication skills.”

Elaine McFadden,Regional Coordinator – Donegal, BITCI, said that: “The mentoring programme has been a great success on a nationwide level for so many students and also for the mentors. BITCI recognises the leadership shown by Pramerica in pioneering the Mentoring Programme in Donegal and in delivering for the third year on our Skills @ Work Programme with Mulroy College.”

Funded under the National Development Plan, The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) aims to match over 150 post primary schools in Ireland with a local business. Currently, 148 schools are matched.

Further information available from Germaine Noonan, Programme Manager, The Schools Business Partnership, 32 Lower O Connell Street, Dublin 1. Tel 01 874 73813 Mobile 086 8160448 email gnoonan@bitc.ie; or from Elaine McFadden, The Schools’ Business Partnership, Business in the Community Ireland, 32 Lower O Connell Street, Dublin 1. Mobile 086 170 5954 email: emcfadden@bitc.ie web www.bitc.ie.

Pramerica Systems Ireland Limited, located in Letterkenny, Co., Donegal, is an operations, systems and information technology professional services subsidiary of U.S.-based Prudential Financial Inc. *(NYSE: Pru), a financial services leader with approximately $1.005 trillion of assets under management as of September 30, 2012. PFI has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. For more information, please visit http://www.news.prudential.com.

Pramerica Systems Ireland provides essential computer-technology and client-contact services to PFI businesses around the world. Its Information Technology Group develops software and other systems solutions for PFI business groups and its Operations Group functions as a back-office contact centre for PFI business group. In 2007, ‘The Essential Guide to Corporate Ireland’ has named Pramerica Systems Ireland the largest software operation in Ireland outside Dublin and Cork and the 11th largest in Ireland. The Great Place to Work Institute Ireland named Pramerica one of the best companies to work for in Ireland. For more information, visit www.pramerica.ie.

*Prudential Financial of the United States is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom.

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Prudential Financial, Inc.
Karen Oliver Moore, 973-802-8533; 201-314-0252 (cell)
Karen.moore@prudential.com

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Contacts

Prudential Financial, Inc.
Karen Oliver Moore, 973-802-8533; 201-314-0252 (cell)
Karen.moore@prudential.com