Mark Hennessy, site lead, Bausch + Lomb, Waterford, presented certificates to graduates of the Pobal programme, part of the Children’s Group Link range of activities. Pobal is a developmental project aimed towards young people between the ages of 15 – 18 years old. The project is geared towards providing young people with a sound basis for their transition from adolescence to adulthood. The programme runs over a seven month period with 24 young people participating this year, the 21st anniversary of the founding of Pobal.
The presentation at Bausch + Lomb was also attended by Trina Tsai, youth officer with the Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board. Also in the photograph is Mark Fitzgerald, Director, Human Resources, Bausch + Lomb
In another visit hosted by Bausch + Lomb, 21 young people who are completing a Youth Employment Initiative programme also under the auspices of Children’s Group Link, and were given a tour of the manufacturing facility. YEI was launched by the Government to provide support to young people living in regions where youth unemployment is high and supports young people who are struggling in education and needing employment skills support and training.