Mechanical Engineering Career Mentor

(Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership)

Position ID: V-HVC0152 Last Full Update: 15 Oct 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactJanet Gaffney, Coordinator, Sheridan College Community Employment Services-The Mentoring Partnership; Phone: 905-845-9430 ext 8134; Email:
DutiesMentors are paired a skilled newcomer from their same profession. They assist a mentee in: 
•understanding the Canadian context of their profession and workplace culture 
•gathering information on their occupation and industry 
•improving job search strategies and networks
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BenefitsBenefits 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 
Benefits for the Mentee: 
• Better understanding of the Canadian workplace and industry needs 
• Develops more effective job search strategies 
• Identifies ways to leverage experience and skills 
• Builds a local professional network
ClientsClients are immigrant professionals who have at least two years of international work experience in their profession before coming to Canada.
Ages25 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Education Support (Training Programs) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Mentorship / Leadership
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training - experience an asset but not required ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Skilled Labour ; Mentors should have at least two years of recent professional experience in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
Commitment LengthShort Term - 3 months
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesTimes and dates are flexible based on volunteer availability
LocationDetermined by volunteer Mentor, for example coffee shop or library
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
3 individual(s) needed in total. 
Mentors welcome from any location. Mentoring is scheduled a location that is convenient to you.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; An orientation is provided for Mentors prior to meeting their mentee. Mentors also have access to on-line resources, professional development sessions and the support of a mentoring coach throughout their mentoring relationship.
Police CheckNot Required
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Organization NameSheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership
Office Phone905-845-9430 ext 8134 
or 905-459-7533 ext 8134
Address & Map
Trafalgar Village
105 Cross Ave, Unit A7
Oakville, ON L6J 2W7
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