IT students turn their hands to teaching for Chesterfield College 50+ mentoring project

IT students turn their hands to teaching for Chesterfield College 50+ mentoring project

Chesterfield College students have been tutoring members of Derbyshire County Council’s 50+ Forum in all things computer for the past six weeks.

Gill Clarke, intergenerational practice officer at the council, formed the collaboration with learners studying on the BTEC Diploma for IT Practitioners course and her 50+ Forum have been meeting for one-to-one tutelage.

Last week the group received their certificates of achievement from the students.

She said: “This is the second year the council and the college have collaborated on an Intergenerational IT mentoring project.

“The members of the Chesterfield 50+ forum who attended said they had found the experience invaluable.

“Many of them also commented that it had been better than other classes they attended as they had their own personal tutor and were able to learn anything they wanted to know about IT.

“The older group were also extremely impressed with the patience and knowledge of the young people they met through this project.”