CPRA YOUTH EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

MENTORSHIP

Mentoring is the pairing of an experienced or skilled person (mentor) with a person who would like to improve his or her skills (mentee). The mentor acts as a role model and supports the mentee by sharing knowledge, resources and advice to help them improve their skills. Mentoring can happen in different ways. For example, it can be as simple as an employee showing another how to complete a particular task.

Mentoring is an effective way to help employees improve their essential skills, support a learning culture in the workplace, and increase productivity. There are also many benefits for the mentee and mentor.

BENEFITS FOR THE MENTEE INCLUDE:

  • improved skills
  • increased self-confidence
  • increased motivation
  • increased job satisfaction
  • increased productivity
  • expanding networks

BENEFITS FOR THE MENTOR INCLUDE:

  • increased opportunities to share skills and knowledge
  • increased opportunities to develop leadership skills
  • increased job satisfaction
  • increased sense of value in the workplace
  • expanding networks

The CPRA Youth Employment Experience will provide release-time-allowances to successful applicant organizations (up to $4,000) to support the mentor-mentee relationship. Funding will be paid to the hiring organization, to cover the mentor’s time as they support the youth through their job placement. Further financial support is also available for training, adaptive technologies and other supports on an as-needed basis.