Last week we were at Selkirk High School for the launch of this year’s Mentoring Programme. Programme Manager, Sara Ward gave an informative presentation to all sixth-year pupils on what mentoring is and the benefits of taking part. Pupils also heard from former pupil, Lara Mills. Lara gave her perspective on being mentored and how it built her confidence as well as helping her secure a place at University.
Pupils who decide to take part will be matched with an expert from an industry or job role they want to learn more about. But not only do pupils benefit but employers are able to learn from the future workforce and receive a young person’s view on how industries are changing and adapting.
Could you be a winner for your work in supporting our young workforce in 2018?
Less than two weeks to go to get your application in for this year’s Business Excellence Awards.
Supporting Young Workforce Award: Sponsored by Developing the Young Workforce Borders
Criteria: Open to all businesses in the Scottish Borders irrespective of size or sector, this award will be presented to the business which, in the view of the judging panel, can best demonstrate it delivers on the likes of the following: diversity in age profile of workforce, equality for workforce, comprehensive learning and development programme (including a modern apprentice programme) and a mentoring programme, career development planning and succession planning.
Judging Panel: Wednesday 12 September pm
Log on to www.borderschamber.com for full details and to submit your entry.