During the weeks of 16 and 23 January 2012, SATRO has undertaken four separate workshops at Sixth Form colleges in Esher, Godalming, Reigate and Woking.
These workshops are designed to help and encourage local school students - who might not be considering 6th form education - in the opportunities that are available to them at the colleges. To provide further encouragement, each student is working alongside a dedicated business mentor, to help them set and achieve study and education objectives as they approach GCSE.
The workshops included presentations by college staff, and a chance to meet and question a 6th form student about college life and the benefits of studying there. There was then an opportunity for students and mentors to work together on setting and achieving new objectives.
The project - which began in November 2011 - will reach its conclusion in late March when the students from all four locations will come together with their business mentors for a further workshop event at Woking College.