Careers and Enterprise Company aims to prepare young people for work.
Careers and Enterprise Company uses Brightside mentoring to reach and engage Year 9 pupils in rural and coastal schools in Cornwall. The project has a strong local focus, with mentors recruited from employers in the area, who help their mentees to prepare a presentation about local industries or how climate change could affect Cornwall. Mentees also get 1:1 advice about their future options.
‘Bodmin College found online mentoring to be very useful as a way of getting students to engage with careers in a different way. Students were messaging their mentors regularly and definitely tried to follow up on the advice they were given. I think they liked that someone was there just for them. I definitely found this of use to students which is why I was so keen to run this again.’
Melanie Thomas, Careers Lead, Bodmin College