Aug 17, 2022 | News & Updates

Seeking Mentors to Help Guide Young Adults Embarking on a New Career Path

Help provide youth-centered mentorhship to a young adult embarking on a new career path!
We are seeking mentors in Nova Scotia from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, who have an interest in guiding and learning alongside youth through the early stages of their employment.
Youth-centred mentorship is a strength-based approach to mentorship where young people are in on the decision-making and actively involved in the process of deciding who they want to be mentored by, what they want to be mentored on, and how they want their experience to look. To make this happen, we need a group of enthusiastic, diverse, and eager mentors to learn alongside a cohort of 20 young people!
Benefits for Mentors:
o Access to training
o Monthly Honorarium
o Engage in an innovative approach to mentorship
o Be a part of a mutual learning journey
o Networking
o Leadership skill development
o Opportunity to work with 1-2 young people
o One year commitment
o Availability to participate in an in-person mentorship day in Fall 2022
o Willing to engage in the โ€˜Mentorcityโ€™ platform
o Responsive and good communication with the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI)
o Regular meeting with mentee (once a month minimum)
o The participation survey every quarter
If you are interested in potentially becoming a mentor and learning more, please CLICK HERE to fill out an expression of interest form.
For questions regarding the mentorship, please contact:
The mentorships are part of the Collective Impact for Inclusive Youth Employment (CIIYE) initiative. Collective Impact for Inclusive Youth Employment (CIIYE) is a collaboration between the Centre for Employment Innovation, the Government of Nova Scotia (Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration), and other community and industry partners. The purpose of Collective Impact for Inclusive Youth Employment is to increase the labour force participation of under-represented groups (aged 18-34) including Indigenous, African Nova Scotians, racially visible individuals, Nova Scotians on Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA), and persons with a disability, through the development and delivery of a workplace attachment program. Part of this initiative includes resources that help young people in their career development, and one resource that has been identified through research and through conversation with young people, is the value of mentorship.