Record of Program Achievements
• 85% of our conflict resolution participants have gone on to employment or further education
• Hosted 65 International Fund for Ireland Wider Horizons Programmes
• Hosted government officials and representatives of education and industry from Northern Ireland and Ireland, in the interests of creating formal collaborations with the Pittsburgh area
• Assisted over 100 U.S. companies and other organizations in exploring business opportunities in Ireland and Northern Ireland
• 100% of program participants report economic, educational, or social benefits from Ireland Institute programs.
Skills and Experience
The Ireland Institute has a proven track record in the areas of conflict resolution programming, professional development, and orientation of long-term and short-term visitors to Pittsburgh, networking, creating and realizing opportunities for collaboration between Northern Ireland, Ireland, and Pittsburgh.
Cooperation and Collaboration
American Ireland Fund; American Management and Business Internship Training Program – AMBIT; Belfast City Council; Carlow-Pittsburgh Partnership; Carnegie Mellon University; Coleraine-Pittsburgh Alliance; Department of Employment and Learning (Northern Ireland); Duquesne University; Enterprise Ireland; Foras Áiseanna Saothair (Training & Employment Agency of Ireland); Fermanagh-Pittsburgh Alliance; Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce; Invest Northern Ireland; Irish Autism Action; Irish Department of Foreign Affairs; Newry City Institute; Newry-Pittsburgh Partnership; Northern Ireland Bureau; Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts, and Leisure; Northern Ireland Department of Education; Northrop Grumman IT; Mercy International Centre; Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative; Queen’s University Belfast; Republic of Ireland Department of Education; Robert Morris University; Rooney Fellowship; Southern Regional College; Southwest College; University of Pittsburgh; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; University of Ulster; U.S. Departments of State and Commerce; Watson Institute.
•Partner and sole overseas provider to Carbon Zero Northern Ireland
• Winner of Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors' 2007International Bridge Award for Community
• Premiere overseas provider to the International Fund for Ireland Wider Horizons Program
• Participant in 1998 U.S. State Department Vital Voices Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland
• Partner in 1996 White House Conference on Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland
• Awarded sub-contract for the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program, otherwise known as the “Walsh Visa Program,” in 2000.