See the "Success Stories" section to learn how businesses have built the workforce pipeline through mentoring, internships, and school-to-work programs.
See the actual mentoring guide at
Mentoring Definitions and Benefits
Mentoring is a development strategy for a young person's successful path to adulthood. It's all about developing a structured, trusting relationship between a professional (mentor) and an aspiring professional (mentee).
Mentoring focuses on providing support and guidance around workplace skills and career exploration, as well as general encouragement on life challenges through meetings, activities and information communications.
Although this guide focuses on building a stand-along mentoring initiative, best practices from other employment pathways on this website (school-to-work, internships, hiring) all include a mentoring component.
Ways to take small and big steps
- One-to-one mentoring
- Group mentoring
- Team mentoring
- E-mentoring (conduct as an add-on to any of those listed)
Mentoring can be a good step towards an internship or hiring initiative, since it can develop similar workforce and professional skills. Key benefits include:
- Cost-effective Talent Development
Cultivates a talent pipeline through meaningful employee volunteerism
- Enhanced Employee Engagement
- Stronger Community Impact