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Mentorship Program - MENTORS NEEDED

 

Mentorship Program - MENTORS NEEDED

We are looking for volunteers to mentor students, recent graduates and EITs through virtual and/or in-person meetings. On average, time commitment is one hour per week.

OSPE is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion in engineering. In 2017, we established a pilot mentorship program funded by Status of Women Canada. The results of this pilot demonstrated that a formal mentorship program is essential to achieving a more diverse engineering profession.

Thanks to the generous support of Hydro One and Transport Canada, OSPE’s Engineering Mentorship Program has become a permanent offering for OSPE members who want to obtain their licence or receive career advice, and it is a valued benefit of membership for mentors and mentees alike.

 Mentors provide support to recent engineering graduates in four key areas: 

  • Obtaining licensure*
  • Career planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enhancing professional networks

Mentors must:

  • Possess 2+ years of industry experience in their designated engineering discipline
  • Be familiar with labour market trends impacting recent engineering graduates and the engineering profession
  • Be sensitive to the explicit and subtle barriers that women and other underrepresented groups can experience in their engineering career

OSPE uses MentorCity an online mentor-mentee matching platform, and we are happy to note that MentorCity is now available for mobile use through GooglePlay and the Mac App Store.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like more information, please register now or email ambassador@ospe.on.ca.

*If interested in providing specific support for obtaining licensure, the mentor must hold a P.Eng. licence.

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