IEC-BC Celebrates Mentoring Month, Welcomes 15 New MentorConnect Mentors

IEC-BC ushered in 2018 by participating in the Mentoring Month, a campaign that celebrates mentoring and the positive  effect it can have on the lives of others.

As part of the campaign, raised awareness about its MentorConnect, a mentorship program that helps newcomers understand the Canadian context of their profession, learn about workplace culture, and effectively communicate their unique skill set – all through a one-on-one connection with a mentor in the same industry.

Through the month of January, IEC-BC is pleased to have welcomed 15 new mentors to the program, building off of the 500-mentor milestone reached in June 2017.

Here is what our MentorConnect mentors are saying:

“Organizations that encourage such programs are building better leaders. They are giving them the time and space to practise their people skills, build on those skills, and then bring those skills back into the organization.”

Raegan Paul, Senior Program Manager, TELUS Health

 “While it makes me feel good when I share my experience with my mentees it’s not just one way, I learn a lot from them as well.”

–  Ariel Estrada, Senior Project Engineer, Metro Vancouver

Mentoring Month originated in the United States, first focusing on youth mentoring back in 2002. Since then, it has become an international campaign that encourages individuals to volunteer as mentors and make a positive impact in their communities. The month-long campaign also acknowledges the important contributions made by all volunteer mentors.

Did you know that 70% of mentees in the MentorConnect program have gone on to find meaningful employment? Volunteer to become a mentor today!