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Avolon – New TCPID Business Patron

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities within the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin are delighted to announce a new partnership with our latest TCPID Business Patron, Avolon.

Avolon are a leading global aircraft leasing firm, providing leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide.

The partnership was launched last week with a presentation to the Avolon team, both here in Ireland and worldwide via videoconference to their offices in New York, Florida, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. We were delighted with the opportunity to meet the team and talk about our course and our business partner programme in particular.

One of our graduates Mei Lin Yap spoke very movingly about the impact that the course and the work placement opportunities have had on her life. Mei Lin is an example of the huge potential of our students and graduates. Mei Lin is now working in St. Vincent’s University Hospital and in CPL Resources, as well as lecturing in Trinity College. In Mei Lin’s own words - when we dream big and others dream big for us then we can achieve our potential.

The partnership with Avolon and with all of our Business Partners and Patrons will allow us to create more opportunities for our students and graduates to grow in confidence and to develop essential workplace skills and knowledge. This will be achieved through work placements, mentoring, training workshops and graduate contract opportunities. The ultimate goal is to find permanent employment for our graduates and to help to build true inclusion in the workplace and in the community.