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Work Based Support and Mentoring Celebration Event

14.01.2015

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Evolve Business Training, part of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education, hosted a celebration event for those who have completed the Work Based Support and Mentoring Programme which aims to improve business managers to support their staff and improve communication. The event held at the college’s Manor House Restaurant in Corby on Wednesday 14th January,  celebrated the achievements of a number of employees from local companies;

  • Keencut
  • Adaptive IT
  • Active Recruitment
  • Pure Drive Fine Foods
  • Ensafe
  • Ultima Displays Ltd
  • EBC Brakes
  • Meter Mix Systems Ltd

The Exemplas funded Work Based Support and Mentoring Programme is designed to support employers in becoming a mentor and equip them with the skills to help new employees settle into the workplace. To ensure the individuals have the necessary skills to support others, the course covers; mentoring and coaching skills, team building, conflict resolution and much more. This programme is also be enhanced by other funded courses such as Apprenticeships.

The event included speeches from Tina Prati, Business Liaison Manager for Evolve as well Cheryl Needham, Delivery Manager also from Evolve. Trainer, Janice McNamara who taught the programme and aided all the participants to succeed said“It has been a privilege to work with such an interesting and diverse range of companies. Bringing together senior managers and managers/supervisors from different sectors gives the opportunity to learn from each other about how to support staff and improve communication. The content of the course is bespoke to the needs of the participants, by responding to the specific issues that they face in the work place. The participants have really enjoyed the programme and the biggest impact for the companies has been where they have embedded the mentoring approaches and improved communications as a key element of their work force development. This six month programme takes both senior managers and manager/mentors on a journey which builds their confidence to implement the step changes that are key to improved communication and improved productivity”.

At the celebration event one of the participants highlighted how it had improved her working style:

“Before I studied this programme I used to meet with staff and fellow potential business partners to tell them what I thought they would need, however, this programme has developed my interpersonal skills so I can be more perceptive and listen to them to find out what they want and require which saves my time and ensures that those I am meeting with put forward their thoughts and ideas openly.”

Congratulations to all those who have completed the Work Based Support and Mentoring Programme. A great achievement!

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