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    Informational Brochure

     

     

    Mentorship Overview

     

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    • The main goal of the mentorship program is to give high school seniors an opportunity to experience what it is like to work in a chosen occupation. The experience is directed by a mentor who is established and successful in that field.

    • Mentorship takes place for one semester; either 1st semester (August–December), 2nd  semester (January–May), or during the summer.

    • Most students spend approximately two hours each day at their mentorship—either between 8:00-11:00 am or between 12:30-3:15 pm. Summer hours are flexible.

    • Students are seniors in good standing (attendance, academics, behavior).

    • Students obtain a minimum of 150 hours (100 hours for summer) in order to earn credit for the mentorship program. Most students exceed these hours.

    • The only paperwork for the mentor involves completing a check-list review form at the end of each month. The student is responsible for submitting the form to the mentorship coordinator.

    • Mentors provide opportunities for the student to experience/observe typical interactions on the job.  Some mentors like to assign the student a long-term project.

    • Mentors help the student understand the importance of work place "soft skills" as well as technical skills.

    • Confidentiality in the workplace is of utmost importance and is emphasized to students. 

    • At the end of the semester, the student shares a presentation describing what they learned during the experience and how it has impacted their career goals.  Mentors and student family members are invited to view the presentation.

    • The mentorship coordinator will visit periodically to discuss experiences and assess progress.

     

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