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Funding successful mentoring programmes for young people in Lancashire

mentoring programmes for young people in Lancashire

In January 2016 the government announced the launch of a national mentoring campaign to strengthen and support mentoring across the country. Bringing together schools and colleges, employers, mentoring organisations and young people to grow the number of high-quality, employer-led mentoring relationships across England.

Mentoring can support young people’s engagement with education, their attainment and transition to work. Evidence shows that employer mentoring can have a significant and observable impact on young people, and be a positive experience for mentors. Positive outcomes for young people include improvements in behaviour, engagement, attainment and progression.

Earlier this year Education Business Partnership (NW) Ltd was successful in their application for funding from the government-backed Careers & Enterprise Company’s Investment Fund.

The funding supports students across Lancashire who are about to start their GCSEs but are at risk of disengaging from education which can have a lasting impact on their future and career later in life.

Since March 2017 Education Business Partnership (NW) Ltd has worked with 63 students from 7 secondary schools.   A total of 28 mentors, from a range occupational areas, have engaged, inspired and encouraged students to raise their aspirations through a programme of ‘hands on delivery’ and visits to local employers.

Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire.Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.