Mentorship Matters

Mentorship is emerging as one of the most critical elements in workforce development in the trades and technical sector. According to BuildForce Canada’s construction sector forecast for 2015 – 2024, the industry is estimated to lose 250,000 skilled tradespeople to retirements over the next decade leading to skilled labour challenges – at unprecedented levels. While this situation presents advancement opportunities for younger workers, it gives rise to increasing demand for rapid skills development.

Practical skills development on the jobsite has been in existence since apprenticeship first began, but with the numbers of younger, less experienced workers increasing as a percentage of the workforce, the need to incorporate industry best practices in to on the job skills development has never been greater. Capturing the very best in productivity and safety practices, and passing those skills on to new workers, is job one.

It is in response to this critical need that the Mentorship Matters programs have arisen. The goal of these training sessions is to maximize effectiveness of communication and skill transfer between the new worker, and the mentor.

A Better Way to Teach

Blueprint for a Bright Future

You’re making an investment in your future and you are ready to learn. You know that eighty percent of learning takes place on the job and you are working hard to become skilled. The Mentorship Program is a blueprint for a bright future and a better way to learn. You know who you are. The best – prove yourself.

A Better Way to Learn

Blueprint for a Bright Future

You’re making an investment in your future and you are ready to learn. You know that eighty percent of learning takes place on the job and you are working hard to become skilled. The Mentorship Program is a blueprint for a bright future and a better way to learn. You know who you are. The best – prove yourself.

Mentorship matters.

A Better Way to Work

Stronger, Safer, Better

Mentorship matters.

Why? Because a strong, safe industry benefits everyone. The Mentorship Program is a better way to train smart, safe, skilled apprentices - where performance matters – on the job. That’s where eighty percent of training takes place and where you have your investment. Make it count.

The program is divided in to two separate courses. The first is targeted at the mentee or trainee. The skills learned in this course will enable the mentee to gain the most from verbal and practical instruction from the mentor with whom they are paired, with such skills as clear and collaborative communication, and taking the lead in goal setting for their learning.

The second course is targeted at the mentor. Here efficient skills transfer, including techniques for demonstrating, evaluating and providing feedback, will be targeted.

Courses

1. Communication

This workshop provides beginner apprentices with the skills and strategies for being successful both within technical training and on the jobsite. Apprentices will:

  • learn effective communication strategies to maximize their learning opportunities
  • identify various learning styles and associated strategies
  • understand and implement goal setting techniques to enhance training

Duration: 3.5 hrs



2. Mentorship

This workshop provides late term apprentices, journeyworkers, mid-level adminstration and owners with leadership skills and strategies for mentoring workers on the jobsite. Participants will:

  • learn about their responsibilities as a mentor and leader on-the-job
  • improve skills transference and productivity of apprentices and new workers while maintaining a safe working environment
  • learn the six-step approach for teaching skills that includes techniques for demonstrating, evaluating and providing feedback for the worker learning new skills
  • learn how to create a safe environment for the mentee to practice their skills

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Note: Workshop participants will be grouped according to their background (late term apprentices, journeyworkers, mid-level adminstration or owners group).

Please contact us directly to learn more about this exciting, industry leading, new course offering. We would be glad to discuss various delivery options with you. We desire to assist you in building “critical mass” within your organization with regard to best Mentorship Practices, so that the greatest effectiveness can be achieved.