The Halley Academy looks forward to its second year of STEM mentoring for selected year 12 students.
Supported by some existing mentors, new mentors attended the academy on 16th January to find out more about what becoming a mentor involves.
Firstly, both new and existing mentors had the opportunity to meet and network with students who are hoping to join the scheme. All such students are studying STEM subjects and aspire to careers in medicine, engineering and ICT. Mentors will work with either one or two students up until Easter on 2021 and will help use their industry expertise to guide them on their career pathway.
New mentors were given an introduction to the scheme but more importantly, listened intently to the testimony of previous mentors who ably described their experiences of being a mentor.
As ever, the academy is grateful to the Tallow Chandlers Livery Company for their support in generating these new mentors.
New mentor training which will include safeguarding training and DBS checks is scheduled for later this month.
Thank you to Halley Academy staff, the Tallow Chandlers Livery Company, new and existing mentors and students for a most enlightening meeting.