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The Manchester College recognised for improving the life chances of young people

The Manchester College’s Employee Engagement Lead, Louise Loxton, has been shortlisted in the National Mentoring Awards for her outstanding commitment to improving the life chances of the city’s young people. 

Louise has played a key role in supporting the work of national mentoring programme ‘One Million Mentors’, to link professionals with young people living across the Greater Manchester region.

The Awards take place on Friday 1 March at the Jumeirah Carlton Hotel in London, and the guest list includes the UK’s business leaders, key decision makers, MPs and mentors from across the country. They recognise the hard work and dedication of individuals and organisations who go above and beyond to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Louise, and colleagues, work to connect students with professionals who provide valuable help and guidance at a crucial time in young people’s lives. She said: ““The Manchester College engages in several mentoring initiatives which greatly benefit our students by giving them a chance to learn from industry professionals and grow and develop their employability skills throughout the mentoring process.

Mentoring is something I completely endorse; a collaborative and communicative way to provide support and encouragement to a young person – while growing as a mentor too.

Chelsey Baker, CEO and founder of the high profile event, said, “The National Mentoring Awards will honour and recognise mentoring excellence across the UK to shine a spotlight on inspirational role models. We encourage everyone to get involved in the celebrations to help inspire others to mentor.”

A total of five finalists have taken part in mentoring programmes with One Million Mentors, who currently operate in Greater Manchester, Cardiff and the West Midlands.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor in Manchester, Oldham or Salford please contact Isobel Finlay:

Find out more how we support our students gain employer links and work placements on our Employer Partnerships page.