The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced applications from employers are now being accepted for the Student Mentorship Program.
The employer-driven program supports summer career development opportunities in the agriculture, aquaculture, technology (such as environmental, information and communications technology, aerospace, advanced manufacturing), forestry, mining, community, and oil and gas sectors. The Student Mentorship Program was developed in response to discussions with stakeholders at industry summits held throughout the province.
Participants are partnered with a mentor who is an established professional in their field of interest. This partnership provides valuable work experience and enables participants to develop the skills, knowledge and connections they need to begin their careers.
Since 2018-19, the Student Mentorship Program has paired 102 students with 40 employers. More information about the program, including the application form for employers, can be found at www.gov.nl.ca/aesl/students/mentorship/.
The deadline for applications is March 12, 2020.
“Through the Student Mentorship Program, young Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can gain the experience they need to build a successful career in their chosen field right here at home. I encourage employers to take advantage of this program and identify innovative opportunities to help build and strengthen our province’s workforce.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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Student Mentorship Program
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour