Could you be a Volunteer Mentor?

02 May 2017

Business

St Helens Chamber is delighted to announce the launch of a new Business Mentor Programme to be delivered in schools across St Helens, Widnes and Runcorn.

We are currently seeking business mentors to work in schools to engage young people through mentoring, confidence and self-esteem building and imagining positive futures.The programme will target Year 8 students who have become disengaged and leave them with a ‘Golden Ticket’, their vision for the future.

Debbie Brown, Director of Career Development Services at St Helens Chamber, who is project leader for the Halton and St Helens area said: “Business Mentors don’t necessarily need to have management experience.

“It’s all about working with young people that are at risk of becoming disengaged, that need a bit of motivation in being able to see what their future might hold for them and get them on board.

“It can also be a development opportunity for people within businesses, as we will provide mentor training to them.”

Funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company, the programme will run for 35 weeks starting in April and running through until December. Businesses Mentors will spend 23 hours over the academic year mentoring young people in schools.

This mentoring will help young people to recognise the value of making informed choices at GSCE level and promote awareness of educational and employment opportunities in the area, helping them achieve their full potential as they progress.

Mentor training will be provided and Businesses Mentors don’t need to be working in the private sector.

For more information or to register your interest in being a Business Mentor please email helen.miles@sthelenschamber.com.