Background: APEGGA launched its mentoring
program March 31, 2004. The focus is on the transference
of work-related soft
skills from more experienced members to less experienced
members. To be eligible, proteges had to be employed so they
could practice the soft skills, e.g. teamwork, negotiating
Emerging Needs: After a few months another need began to
emerge. Some locally educated grads and some internationally
educated grads who were not employed or who were under-employed
expressed the need for mentoring assistance. They did not
qualify for the mentoring program and their primary needs
were more in the area of employment and career development.
Purpose: For these reasons, APEGGA developed a second mentoring
program with a focus on employment skills like resume writing,
interviewing, networking, etc. Mentors will provide employment
and career advice as well as helping the protege identify
seminars and networking opportunities. Through existing PD
event and new stand-alone events, APEGGA will help support
the program by offering relevant seminars. Please check the
website for upcoming seminars.
Logistics: The second mentoring program is based on the
same principles of mentoring as the first. It, too, is supported
by mentoring software. There is a cost of $50 to the protege
for the first year of mentoring and $25 for subsequent years.
The program is free for mentors. It will be possible for
proteges in this section to transfer to the first program
once they have found employment in their field.
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