NEWS: South Wales College unveils Mentorship programme to empower next generation of Welsh female leaders

25 March 2020

This article from Welsh Business News shows how a South Wales college's mentoring programme is helping empower women to achieve their educational and career goals.  This is an excellent example of how a successful pilot programme has enabled the college to roll out the mentoring scheme more permenantly.  Many of our member organisations have a similar mentoring schemes within college settings and it is great to see that similar work is being done in Wales too.  

A South Wales college has unveiled a new female mentorship programme aimed at supporting and empowering the next generation of young women to fulfil their education and career potential.

Coleg y Cymoedd, which has four campuses in Nantgarw, Ystrad Mynach, Aberdare and Rhondda, has officially rolled out its mentoring scheme, following a successful two-year pilot.

Originally trialled on a smaller scale, the scheme proved to be a success with learners and has now transitioned into a permanent programme at the college.

Designed to coach female, trans and non-binary identifying learners to help them reach their personal and professional goals, the programme sees each learner matched with a mentor based on their career interests or desired skills.

The scheme currently boasts 21 mentors who are each highly successful and respected women within their professional fields. Spanning a range of sectors from law, marketing and medicine to psychology, construction and finance, mentors on the scheme include a tribunal judge, chartered architect, executive producer at the BBC, and the director of BAFTA Cymru.


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