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Position: 1945 - Biomedical Engineering Career Mentor > Active NOW
Organization: Sheridan College Community Employment Services
Position Address: Region of Peel, Brampton, ON, Canada > During COVID-19, from the volunteer's residence
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Virtual


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, Zoom, FaceTime etc.) READ ON to find out how you can have an impact on an immigrant professional's career path.


PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mentors will meet virtually with mentees. After COVID-19, mentors and mentees may meet virtually or face to face.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. SCREENING of applicants will be 'VIRTUAL' during the COVID-19 Emergency.


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


You should become a mentor IF:

> You have at least 2 years current work experience in Biomedical Engineering in Canada (eg. as a Biomedical Enginner, Technician, Technologist, or in a related role)

> You want to share your industry knowledge and contacts with others

> You want to continue to develop professionally (awareness, networking, etc.)

> You can commit 18 hours of your time over 3 months

SCREENING will be 'virtual' (tel/email/online interviewing). Applicants should monitor their 'Junk/Spam' inbox folder(s) and leave space in their voicemail for communications from Sheridan.

Min Age: 26   
Police Check: No

Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE, by mutual arrangement: Mentoring is scheduled at times that work for your and your mentee. We ask that pairs stay in touch regularly over 3 months, totaling 18 hours (about 1.5 hours per week) During the COVID-19 emergency (ie. physical 'social distancing'), Mentors will be 'virtual' (online/telephone) in their meetings with mentees. After COVID-19, mentors and mentees may meet virtually or face to face.


An orientation is provided for Mentors. Mentors also have access to on-line resources, professional development, and the support of a mentoring coach throughout their volunteering engagement.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Education & Learning, Career Mentorship, Settlement & Integration, Newcomer Support
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups

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