A mentoring program is under development. Expect to hear more about this in the first half of 2022.
While you are waiting, register on our site to create a Mentoring Profile. You can describe a bit about yourself (what you are looking for or what you have to offer) and the types of mentoring that interest you:
- Technical: Help building a specific technical skill with a language or tool
- Career: Support to move into leadership or management, set career goals, or find work. Build professionalism
- Business: Running tech startups, being a tech CEO, doing the business of tech
- Identity: Someone similar to me in gender, culture, ethnicity, beliefs
- Group: Peer mentoring in a group, facilitated by an experienced leader
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A number of other organisations operate locally and offer mentoring. Please sign up directly with them
ITP have a professional mentoring program https://itp.nz/Members/Mentoring. Mentors must be members of ITP, attend an induction, and a short training course. Mentees must also be ITP members. There is no cost to either (except the ITP membership fee). Expect to meet roughly 10 times in a 12 month period.
Tahi Rua Toru Tech is for year 9-12 school students. They pick a problem and use digital technologies to solve it. You go in to the school as an industry mentor and help them. Time commitment varies depending on the school, teacher and number of teams. Usually you meet with teams 2-3 times over a 12 week period.
Tech Women offer mentoring circles where 6 mentees and 2 mentors meet on a regular basis. There is nothing currently in the Manawatū, but reach out and maybe help something get started here. https://techwomen.nz/about-us/our-work/mentoring-circles/
Girls in years 9-11 join a day in the life of the tech sector. A number of local companies currently participate.
An app used by classroom teachers to help young people to set goals, discover strengths, manage their learning, plan future pathways and become work ready. Students own and manage their profile and take it with them on their journey through school and beyond. For secondary and tertiary institutions. The MyMahi office is here in Palmerston North.