Sarah Golden, David Sims
01 April 1997
This report presents the findings of a national study of the role played by industrial mentoring in schools. Using survey and in-depth interview data, it illustrates the value of mentoring in the school environment as a means of enabling some students to gain confidence, develop skills and improve motivation through interaction with interested adults. The main models of mentoring schemes adopted and the challenges involved are discussed, together with the characteristics of a successful mentoring scheme.