20 Y8 students from St Cuthberts met with their Business Mentors for the first time as part of an innovative new programme taking place across the region.
The programme, from the Careers and Enterprise Company, partners with local business mentors to enable young people across the region to imagine more positive futures, reaching and realising their potential.
The mentors will meet with the group regularly throughout the course of the year as part of the programme programme to keep the students engaged and focused on both their learning and potential futures once they leave St Cuthbert’s.
The project aims are for:
- Young people to recognize the value of making informed choices at GCSE level in relation to future progression, in particular supporting their options.
- Promote an awareness of employment and educational opportunities available in the Liverpool City Region, supporting progression routes
- Support enagagement in learning, boosting confidence and self-esteem.
In the first session the students were introduced to the programme and had the opportunity to meet in small groups with their assigned mentor giving them a brief tour of their most valued areas of the school.
The students will complete tasks throughout the year through an on-line portal with Career Connect.