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Charity seeking volunteers to e-mentor young people
A CHARITY which links young people to the world of work, is seeking e-mentors from across the North-East for its new Career Ready programme.
The call from Career Academies UK is in response to overwhelming demand for places on the programme, which brings together employers, schools and colleges to prepare 16-19 year old students for the workplace.
E-mentoring is a way for people working in the region to give students invaluable insight into their working world, while developing their own management skills and demonstrating their corporate values.
Recent research shows that there are also personal benefits from working with young people, with 75 per cent of respondents stating that professional development of staff involved was a key benefit of engaging with young people.
Career Academies UK has joined up with leading digital charity Brightside to create a secure platform where employees can communicate with students.
Students can discuss their experiences, ask for advice and follow their progress on a digital skills tracker. Mentors will receive training and will be matched with appropriate students to ensure both parties benefit as much as possible.
Anne Spackman, executive director, Career Academies UK said: "As an e-mentor from the local area, you can become a crucial element in a young person's journey from education to the workplace, providing guidance, motivation and helping them to complete tasks. of work, and we have a ten year track record of doing just that."
More more information contact Career Academies UK on 020 7986 5494 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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