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Mentors and mentees break up for summer following a successful year

26 July 2018

Our Regional Mentoring programme is set to return this autumn as professionals and students break up to enjoy a well-deserved time off over the summer holidays.

The programme, funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company, in collaboration with the North East and Tees Valley LEPs, has been a huge success with both mentors and mentees having positive interactions and observing mutual accomplishments throughout its course.

The Mentoring programme’s aim is to provide insight, support and expertise to young people in the run up to their GCSEs, to support career aspirations and demonstrate more positive outcomes in school, work and life.

Janine Marshall, STEM Contracts Manager said:

“Over 395 young people have benefited from receiving one to one mentoring support through the programme, with all students experiencing increased confidence, skills development and awareness of the huge range of careers and opportunities available to them. This is a hugely impactful programme and we are delighted to see such a brilliant outcome from the efforts of everyone involved during this academic year.

The programme has been extremely successful with both industry ambassadors and mentees finding it equally useful and enjoyable. The feedback received has been second-to-none with both mentors and mentees feeling empowered and motivated to achieve greater things in their workplace or at school; hence we look forward to re-launching it again in the autumn. “

Young people with mentors, especially those who are at risk of disengagement, raise their career aspirations, possess a more positive vision of themselves and their future, and demonstrate more positive outcomes in schools, work and life.

The programme will commence again from October 2018, and will aim to get involved those students who are unsure of their capabilities, struggling with confidence and are not reaching their full potential.

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