Some of the county’s top business talents have joined forces with Telford College students as part of a national campaign to connect more young people with industry mentors.
The college is among just a handful of sites chosen to take part in the One Million Mentors programme.
The scheme has been inspired by the Spirit of 2012 initiative, which was launched after the London Olympics, and also honours the memory of MP Jo Cox.
It aims to connect a million mentors from a variety of industries, sectors and backgrounds with young people, in a bid to increase youth employability, support social action and help break down social barriers.
Telford College’s Orange Tree restaurant was full to capacity for the event, which brought A Level students together with a range of potential mentors.
Mayor Stephen Reynolds spoke to the group, saying,
“The collaboration between Telford College and One Million Mentors is fantastic and I sincerely thank both for hosting such a wonderful event. Mentor support can provide essential skills and brighten the futures of Telford and Wrekin’s young people.”