Students partner with State Street on mentoring programme
The Schools’ Business Partnership announced that State Street are launching their first mentoring programme for students of Kilkenny City Vocational School
Seven State Street employees are to embark on a new initiative as they become mentors to seven 6th-year students from Kilkenny City Vocational School as part of the Student Mentoring Programme. This programme has been facilitated by the Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) and is an initiative of Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).
The programme which runs over a one year period will see employees of State Street link with 6th-year students from the school to mentor and help prepare them for transition from school to further education or employment. They will meet for one hour monthly over the course of the one year to encourage and support the students.
“We are very grateful to the employees from State Street for making a one-year commitment to the students here in Kilkenny City Vocational School. The mentors will really help to focus the minds of students and to inspire them to achieve what they want from their time here in school,” said Helen Duggan, Coordinating teacher at Kilkenny City Vocational School.
“State Street is delighted to be partnering with Kilkenny City Vocational School on the mentoring programme. We are proud that so many of our employees have decided to become involved as it is not only a benefit to the students but our employees also develop their leadership, team-building, interpersonal and communication skills as a direct result of being involved in the programme. Shane Doyle, State Street
“The mentoring programme has been a great success nationally for so many students and also for the mentors and BITCI recognises the leadership shown by State Street in pioneering the Mentoring Programme in Kilkenny,” said Margaret Kelly, South East Regional Co-ordinator Business in the Community.
Funded under the National Development Plan, The Schools’ Business Partnership (SBP) aims to match over 190 post primary schools in Ireland with a local business. Currently, 172 schools have been matched.