Schools/Centres

CALLING THE CHAMPIONS OF ‘GREEN’ FUTURES

The Generation Apprenticeship schools and centres competition aims to raise awareness and help students visualise how they can combine future careers through apprenticeship with their commitment to green values and sustainable futures.

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PARTICIPATING TEAMS WILL BE GIVEN:

A Generation Apprenticeship toolbox containing materials previously destined for landfill.

A free pack with high-impact, self-adhesive branding materials for walls, windows and flooring in each school/centre.

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TOP PRIZE: €1500

Generation Apprenticeship in schools/centres is a first for Ireland.

Shortlisted teams will have the opportunity of engaging with top
company executives as they compete for a €1500 first prize and a series of runner up prizes.

COMPETITION BRIEF

Student teams can choose between two challenges. The first is to build an A letter (based on the Generation Apprenticeship brand) not bigger or wider than the box in which the materials were supplied.

The alternative challenge teams may choose is to develop a 3-minute video that communicates core messages about apprenticeship in Ireland and how subsequent careers are crucial in tackling climate change.

Challenge 1: This part of the competition is closed for entries.
Challenge 2: The closing date for submission of the entry form is 15/12/2019.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW AND HOW CAN WE TAKE PART?

  • The competition is free to enter to all second-level schools, Youthreach and Community Training Centres. It has been designed to integrate with and support a wide cross-section of curricula and activities, including technology and arts subjects.

  • Schools/centres can enter more than one team and there is no limit on how many students can be on a team.

  • The competition is open to all second-level age groups.

  • We will provide guidance to teams as they prepare their entries.

  • The entries will be assessed by an independent team of judges.

  • The finalists will be showcased at a high profile exhibition and the winning entries announced as part of a glittering awards ceremony.

  • We have developed some guidelines to help you make your submission. You will have until the 21 January 2020 to complete your competition entry.

GUIDELINES: STUDENT TEAMS CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO CHALLENGES

CHALLENGE 1:
BUILD AN A LETTER

  • Dimensions

    The 3D A can be no bigger or wider than the box in which the materials were supplied.

  • Materials

    Entries may be constructed using the materials supplied in the box or any other materials which have been redirected from landfill.

  • Colour

    The A can be any colour or combination of colours.

  • Format of entry

    Each team will submit a short video recording (max 3 minutes) or Powerpoint presentation which includes images of their A letter and an explanation of its design, creation and sustainability messages.

CHALLENGE 2:
CREATE A 3-MINUTE VIDEO

  • Dimensions/Duration

    Your video should be widescreen (1920 x 1080) and not be longer than 3 minutes.

  • Purpose

    ‘Millennials’ will form three-quarters of the world’s workforce by 2025 and 88% of their number want to work for an employer whose values reflect their own.

    Providing a platform for their voices to be heard is at the heart of this part of the competition.

  • Key Messages

    Your video should communicate core messages about apprenticeship in Ireland and how students can combine future careers and their role in society with a commitment to green values and a sustainable future.

    Your video should open up opportunities for industry partnership on apprenticeship and on climate sustainability which is such an important challenge today.

INDUSTRY INTERACTION

The competition has attracted the interest of some of the top companies in Ireland who are keen to tap into and to understand the next generation of talent and who will have career openings through apprenticeship.

Shortlisted teams will have the opportunity of participating in an elevator pitch event to explain how important it is to support climate sustainability through skills development in Ireland today.

Inaugural Schools/Centres Competition - overwhelming response

With entries from 26 Counties and more than 130 teams we are looking forward to seeing new talents with many different perspectives. Good luck and thank you!