ACE Mentorship program is designed to provide young students and new grads in the Albanian Canadian community with access to networking and mentoring opportunities, which in turn will help them make the strategic connections that will lead to attaining meaningful career opportunities. Our mission is to create sustained and supportive mentor relationships for participants who are post-secondary students
ACE Mentorship program is designed to provide young adults, new graduates and new comers in the community of Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with access to networking and mentoring opportunities, which in turn will help them make the strategic connections that will lead to attaining meaningful career opportunities.
Mentoring is a structured, long term or short-term (group mentoring) relationship available to participants who apply. Mentees invest their time working towards their professional goals while being supported by a mentor who is experienced the mentees’ field of interest.
Mentors will help mentees to create a clear view of the available paths that will lead them to their career goals. They will provide advice, guidance and support based on their own real-world experiences. Both mentor and mentee will be provided with a questionnaire guide that will help them better understand how to effectively use their time together while working towards the mentee’s career goals.
In this component of the mentoring program, each mentor will work with a group of seven to ten protégés. Logistically, the mentor will be required to conduct one 2 hour session, which will be attended by all protégés at the same time (i.e., not ten individual 1-2 hours session).
ACE is aiming to have a minimum 7 mentors for this group mentoring session. This should be able to accommodate for 50-60 mentees. During the session, the mentors will provide instructions and guidance, answer questions, present discussion topics, etc., to the entire group of protégés, in a mini- workshop setting.
Mentors will indicate the specific topic(s) they wish to provide mentoring on and how many protégés they prefer to work with when they sign up for the program, and in general their mentoring discussions will be restricted to these topic(s). Protégés can also be allowed to submit specific issues, questions, and work situations they would like discussed during the session. Once the mentors and topic(s) to be discussed are determined, protégés will sign up for the slots on a first come-first served basis.
Networking: The mentoring program should provide participants with opportunities to broaden and expand their networks and relationships.
Knowledge and Skill Transfer: The mentoring program should provide participants with opportunities to develop specific skills and abilities (e.g., presentation skills), increase their knowledge of content areas, pass on their experiences and lessons–learned, and gain perspective recent developments in the field.
Career Development: The mentoring program should help participants gain insight on best ways to begin their careers, transition to new areas, and pursue rich experiences to enhance their career progress.
Professional Development: The mentoring program should help participants gain “real–world knowledge,” learn how to apply academic education to real business issues in a value-added way.
We encourage all our ACE Members to attend ACE Mentorship Evening on March 22 for an interesting, fun evening. Please go on EventBrite and register our Event: ACE Mentorship Program
Thank you to our Sponsors for making this program a reality!