Work Readiness Training
Educators in the Workplace
Graduation Project Advisors
What is it?
Work-based mentoring links students with working adults to discuss career paths and options for the students’ futures. Mentoring can take many different forms. For example, students and mentors may meet one-on-one or in groups, or correspond periodically via e-mail.
What needs to be accomplished?
- Employers should identify employees who can dedicate small amounts of time each week to mentoring.
- A mentor should be willing to dedicate a semester or full school year to mentoring a student.
- Schools should provide structure to ensure the goals of mentorship are being met for the student.
What is the benefit?
Mentoring is no-cost way for a business to have an impact on the lives of students in its community and to raise awareness of the possibilities for employment in its industry. The interaction of student and mentor provides a valuable resource to students making career decisions. Mentors benefit by considering and clearly defining their own work and responsibilities, which can enhance on-the-job focus.
Download the employer activity guide for Career Mentoring (PDF file)