Civil Engineering Career Mentor

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

Position ID: V-HVC0885 Last Full Update: 27 Mar 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactJanet Gaffney, Mentoring Partnership Coordinator, Sheridan Community Employment Services; 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 2years of international experience
Ages25 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Mentorship / Leadership
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Mentors should have at least 2 years professional experience in the Engineering field. Prior mentoring experience is not required
Commitment Length3 months
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Mentors work one-on-one with a mentees who is matched based on profession.
Minimum Hours6 / Month
Dates and TimesTimes are flexible based on volunteer availability
AccessibilityLocations are selected by the Mentor (eg. coffee shop, library, etc)
LocationDetermined by mentor -- for example: cofee shop or library
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
5 individual(s) needed in total. 
Mentors welcome from any location. Mentoring is scheduled a location that is convenient to you.
TrainingOrientation ; 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
Additional RequirementsMentors should have at least 2 years of professional experience in the Civil Engineering field.
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Organization NameSheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, The 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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