Property Tectonics are pleased to be involved in Salford Foundation Trusts ‘Inspired to Aspire’ Mentoring scheme. A number of Property Tectonics’ staff are leading a combination of inspirational group mentoring sessions for 12 to 14-year olds (school years 8 and 9) in various schools in the Greater Manchester area.
’Inspired to Aspire: Mentoring’ aims to develop the skills, attitudes and qualities of high school students by linking them with mentors from local businesses. Through a series of meetings with business volunteers, the aspirations of students will be broadened and their inspiration to aim high and succeed will increase.
The mentoring sessions comprise of interactive activities and discussions covering some of the essential skills needed to be effective at school, in life and at work. These include communication, team-building, setting goals, presentational skills, problem solving and resilience.
The structured seven-session group programme has been developed with the guidance of businesses and schools and each of the business volunteers then personalises the programme, to include their own life and work experiences. This provides a unique and individualised programme both for the students and for the mentors.
The project enables sustainable partnerships to be developed between businesses and schools, whilst enabling and inspiring large groups of young people to prepare for their future place within the world of work.
Through the success of the programme since its launch in February 2017, the programme has been delivered by many other fantastic businesses and partners including JD Sports, John Lewis, BDO LLP, McDonalds, Premier Inn and many more.