Chamber Training's Partnership with One Million Mentors (1MM)
Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce Training has spearheaded the launch of a national initiative to support students with personal and professional development by offering an experienced, inspirational mentor to help fulfil their aspirations.
One Million Mentors (1MM) aims to transform the process of mentoring for all in the UK and train, recruit and connect a million mentors to a million young people in order to increase youth employability, support social action and help break down social barriers.
Commenting on the working partnership with IMM, Sarah Williams, Training Manager at Chamber Training said: “The mentors offer to talk to students for one hour per month, for up to 12 months either at Chamber Training’s offices in Radford, Coventry or the workplace, to help with signposting and offering appropriate sources of support to develop students’ networks.
“The mentors can also offer students support with their education, training and career choices by helping to set clear goals, encourage learning, promote self-reliance and facilitate reflection. All students with the right attitude and a determination to learn and grow can benefit from this initiative. The support and insight of a mentor and our partnership with 1MM offers the perfect mix for students who need help with their inspiration to realise their true potential.”
“So, if you are looking for advice and guidance about what to do next such as exploring the Apprenticeships Route and discussing your future options, then this is an excellent opportunity for you.” Sarah concluded.
The mentors are aged 25 and older, professional or retired professionals from a wide range of sectors including accounting, public services, creative industries, technology and more, and they will have undergone 1MM mentor training and relevant checks.
Photo caption: The mentors from back row (L to R): Cathy Armstrong, Gurmeet Dhillon, Ian Burton, Hannah Atherton, Mark Baxter and front row (L to R): Sarah Williams, Katie Hilder and Julie Hobbins