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e-mentors sought to coach Blackburn's young people
11:58am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A CHARITY which links young people to jobs is looking for e-mentors in Blackburn for its new Career Ready programme.
Career Academies UK needs people to meet the overwhelming demand for places on the programme, which brings together employers, schools and colleges to prepare 16 to 19-year-olds for the workplace.
E-mentoring gives students an insight into their working world, while developing their own management skills and demonstrating their corporate values.
Career Academies UK has joined up with 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 for Career Academies UK said: “Blackburn has a thriving business community.
“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.”
Anyone interested can call 020 7986 5494 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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