Engineering Career Mentor

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

Position ID: V-HVC0889 Last Full Update: 09 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 immigrant professional’s career path.
ContactJanet Gaffney, Mentoring Coorindator, Sheridan Community Employment Services; Phone: 905-845-9430 ext 8134; Email:
DutiesMentors are paired a skilled newcomer from their 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:  
•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
ClientsClients are job-ready skilled immigrants who have at least two years of international work experience in their profession before coming to Canada.
Ages26 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Counselling ; Education Support (Tutoring / Instruction) ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Syrian Refugee Support Services
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training - experience may be helpful, but its not required ; Mentors should have at least 2 years of professional experience in Engineering profession in Canada. Registration with PEO or OACETT an asset.
Commitment LengthShort Term - 3 months ; 3 months
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours6 / Month
Dates and TimesTimes and days are flexible based on volunteer availability
SeasonsYear Round
LocationDetermined by mentor -- for example: workplace, library, Sheridan, Tim Hortons
Number of PositionsBurlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
4 individual(s) needed in total. 
Mentors welcome from any location. Mentoring is scheduled a location that is convenient to you.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going ; An orientation is provided for Mentors (on-line or in person) prior to meeting their mentee. Mentors also have access to on-line resources, professional development sessions (optional) and the support of a mentoring coach throughout their mentoring relationship.
TransportationMentoring takes place at a location that is convenient to you.
Police CheckNot Required
Agency Details
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