A new initiative between Long Road and Junior Chambers International (JCI) has just been launched. JCI has trained potential Mentors, who met the first batch of seven Long Road students in a ‘speed-dating’ session. The Mentors come from a range of business backgrounds (many owning their own businesses), but all are members of JCI, which works on projects in the community.
Andy Goodwin, Careers Manager at Long Road and project co-ordinator, says: “All the potential Mentors were vibrant, enthusiastic and able to talk to students on their level. It was great to see how the students opened up over the course of the three-hour event. They are to be matched up over the next week or so following the speed-dating introduction, and then they have all committed to keep in touch for the following 6 – 9 months. We are very much looking forward to working with the JCI and extremely grateful for their support.”