Deciding to become a mentor is an important step to invest in your future. Sharing your knowledge and skills will have a huge impact on industry workforce planning and longevity.
It will also:
Renew your Workforce
Build a strong Economy
Be a Good Corporate Citizen
What is Mentorship?
Mentorship is the process where an experienced worker (mentor) works with and educates a less experienced worker (student) to help foster skill development and professional growth. The mentor shares his/her skills, knowledge, techniques, best practices and experience to provide a comprehensive hands-on training experience for the student.
As a Mentor you will:
Demonstrate to the student technical and non-technical skill sets and best practices
Guide and navigate the student through their co-op placement
Help create a trusting relationship, respect confidentiality and show respect for the student’s interest in learning
Motivate the student to achieve success through positive comments and feedback
Work with the student and their school’s co-op teacher to report on student’s progress and assist with evaluation of student’s performance
Refer apprentices to access information
Be patient and encourage dialogue
Access to a pool of young and local employees
Train student to shop standards
Introduce a student to a positive culture of training in your workplace, increasing loyalty
Greatly increase your opportunities to retain valuable employees.
Provides opportunity to share best practices
Builds a productive and supportive team environment