Canadore Launching Employee Readiness and Development Program
Sep 13, 2018 | Canadore College
(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College’s Centre for Career Development officially launched its mentorship program today.
The new initiative is designed to help students gain confidence and develop soft-skills in order to be ready for employment following their studies.
“At the outset, we assume that employers are the ones identifying gaps in our students’ skills,” said Ryan Drouin, manager of the Centre for Career Development. “The truth of the matter is that our students are self-aware enough to know that they are missing soft skills, and are looking for them before entering the workforce.”
The formalized mentorship program pairs students with experienced professionals based on their program of study in order to empower them to achieve their career goals. The program is designed to touch on problem-solving, adaptability, time management, organization, communication, rapport and relationship-building, resiliency, formalities and more.
“I was excited to be a part of this program because it allows me to help prepare people for the workforce, set them up for success and achieve their true potential,” said Chas
Mentors are required to meet at least once a semester and again once at the end of the academic year at minimum.
“In order for the relationship between mentor and mentee to be rewarding, there has to be a strong commitment from both parties to be open and honest and to define goals at the outset,” said Drouin.
Canadore’s Centre for Career Development offers comprehensive tactical help for job candidacy and is available to all students and alumni.
Over a dozen mentors have already signed up for the development program but more are needed. The Centre for Career Development is hosting a student part-time job fair on September 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, there will be a sign-up sheet at the event, or you can contact Ryan Drouin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705.474.7600 ext. 5826.
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