Construction Management Career Mentor

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

Position ID: V-HVC0285 Last Full Update: 21 Oct 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe TRIEC Mentoring Partnership brings together recent skilled immigrants and established professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Read on to find out how you can have an impact on a skilled immigrant’s career path.
ContactJanet Gaffney, Coordinator, Sheridan College Community Employment Service-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 job-ready skilled immigrants who have at least 2 years of international work experience in their profession before coming to Canada.
Ages25 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestEducation Support (Training Programs) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Newcomer Assistance
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - experience an asset but not required ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Mentors should have at least 2-year professional experience in the Construction industry. Roles might include project management/coordination, estimating, engineering, drafting, site superintendent etc.
Commitment LengthShort Term - 3 months
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
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 at a location that is convenient to you.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on-going ; 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.
TransportationMentoring takes place at a location convenient for the mentor
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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