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Position: 1643 - Chemical Engineering Career Mentor for Newcomers – ('VIRTUAL during COVID-19. Virtual or face-to-face after COVID-19)
Organization: Sheridan College Community Employment Services
Position Address: 'Virtual' VOLUNTEERING from home
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group
Mentors are paired with an immigrant professional from their profession. They assist a mentee in:
- understanding the Canadian context of their profession and workplace culture
- gathering information on their occupation and industry
- developing professional networks and job search strategies

Mentors are NOT expected to find a job for their mentee.

PLEASE APPLY by clicking the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to gain immediate access to the mentoring program APPLICATION PROCESS. If you do not have a volunteering 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, to use this feature, create your 'profile' online.

Want to make a difference in someone's life while developing your own professional skills? Consider mentoring an immigrant professional in your field through the TRIEC Mentoring Partnership. Mentees gain insight into their profession in Canada and Mentors hone their coaching, leadership and cross-cultural skills. Mentor-mentee pairs can meet virtually (Skype, Phone, Zoom, Facetime etc.) READ ON to find out how you can have an impact on an immigrant professional's career path.

The COVID-19 Emergency is NOT a barrier to fulfilling this valuable mentorship 'role'! IF you have the background and experience, with a desire to share, SIGN UP NOW! (See 'Description', above.)

+ Benefits for the MENTOR Volunteer
- Enhance leadership and coaching skills
- Develop cross-cultural communication skills
- Gain a better understanding of the skills and experience that immigrants bring
- Become more aware of the job market and industry trends
- Gain access to professional development customized to address mentor needs

+ For the MENTEE:
- Better understanding of the Canadian workplace and industry needs
- The newcomer learns more effective job search strategies within the Canadian job market

Position Qualifications
> At least 2 years of current Chemical Engineering experience in Canada for example, process engineering, research, etc.
>> P.Eng, CET or EIT designation is an asset
>>> Solid oral English (fluency in additional language(s) is ALWAYS WELCOME)
>>> Reliable access to the INTERNET for 'virtual' meetings, etc. (incl. appropriate devices: PC, laptop, etc.)
Min Age: 26    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Short Term (3 months or less)
Scheduling is flexible based on volunteer availability. Mentors are asked to provide 18 hours of mentoring over 3 months (about 1.5 hours per week)

An on-line ('virtual') orientation is provided for Mentors prior to meeting their mentee. Mentors also have access to on-line resources, professional development sessions (optional), and the support of a mentoring coach throughout the partnership.

Area(s) of Interest: Education & Learning, Career Mentorship, Settlement & Integration, Newcomer Support
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