A Vocational Mentor works with a small group of students to clarify and support their career aspirations.
Vocational mentoring is a key support in career exploration and job seeking for socially and economically disadvantaged young people. Vocational mentoring can help young people with limited social capital learn about the workplace, clarify their aspirations, extend their networks, and help find work opportunities.
The role of the mentor is to:
- Offer support, encouragement, optimism and hope
- Offer guidance, support and realistic advice
- Help with goal setting, suggest possible courses of action, and support the young person in making choices
- Help young people identify their strengths and promote their self esteem
The Vocational Mentoring Exchange was conceived in 2014 through the work of the Inner Northern Youth Employment Taskforce (INYET) and Inner North Community Foundation (INCF).
The INCF 2016 Research Report, Inner North Mentoring Exchange: A Regional Mentoring Resource, identified that “available mentoring programs were predominantly of small scale...
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