This January, we are celebrating Mentoring Month! We know that The Mentoring Partnership, the program that pairs skilled immigrants to Canada with established professionals in their field, brings value:
- For mentees – 75% of whom find work in their field within 12 months of their partnership
- For mentors – 95% of whom report being better able to motivate, coach and develop people
- For society – a recent impact assessment conducted by the Boston Consulting Group found that for every dollar invested in The Mentoring Partnership, $10.50 were returned in benefits to society.
And the need for this program is growing! As 2015 came to a close, we saw a marked increase in the number of recent immigrants waiting for a mentor to help them reconnect with their career in Canada.
So this January we are issuing a challenge: Become a mentor… but don’t stop there. Encourage at least 1 of your friends or colleagues to become a mentor too! We welcome mentors from across a wide range of professions but URGENTLY need mentors from engineering, sciences (chemists, biologists) and supply chain.
Watch this video and then sign up at www.thementoringpartnership.com/mentoring/mentor.
Throughout Mentoring Month, we’ll be sharing quotes and stories from our mentors on why they mentor with The Mentoring Partnership. Quotes like this one from 10-times mentor Intesar Khan:
“Mentorship is all about empowerment – providing guidance and encouragement. I have found that this relationship often benefits not only the Mentee but also the Mentor.”
Join in – tweet why you mentor using the hashtag #WhyMentor or email your reason to email@example.com. We’ll be sharing many that we receive online.
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You can also subscribe to our e-lert to receive regularly updates about TRIEC, The Mentoring Partnership and how you can support skilled immigrants.
We hope to welcome you as a mentor in 2016!
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