Mentoring Program


WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY MENTORING PROGRAM


EOI extended to 17 July 2015


Calling for expressions of interest

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Victoria and Tasmania Chapter is delighted to announce the launch of the 2015/16 Women in Industry Mentoring Program .


Building on a successful partnership

The NAWIC mentoring program is facilitated by the NAWIC Mentoring Committee to support its members, understand their requirements and pair them with leaders within the construction industry.

 

About the program

The NAWIC Mentoring Program initially was launched in 2011 (with AIPM and PCA), and was the first of a number of strategic initiatives set to increase support of women in construction; it received such positive feedback the program has grown to be bigger and better in its following years. 

Our organisation is proud to offer this program to our members. Mentoring provides a platform to enable the sharing of knowledge and experience, to guide professional development necessary for a successful career in the building and construction industry.

NAWIC organises events throughout the year, to celebrate the achievements of women working in the construction industry.  The program aims to provide an opportunity for mentees needing and wanting guidance, as well as industry professionals that would be ideal to mentor these candidates.

The Mentoring Program is positively aligned with the NAWIC’s mission and objectives, which is, to attract and retain women in the industry as well as to further encourage leadership within the industry. 


What's involved

The NAWIC mentoring program is 10 – 12 months in duration. Mentors and mentees are paired accordingly based on their skill sets, experiences, strength and objectives to achieve a good balance of similarities and differences.

Mentoring pairs are provided with an informal program to assist them to meet and develop their individual objectives through working together. The program is designed to support women in the construction industry and help them achieve their goals. 

It offers the mentees the opportunity to strive for higher levels of performance and the mentors to nurture this relationship through creative and strategic methods focused on achieving the mentee’s goals. 

The program includes:

1. Meet and GreetThis evening networking event marks the start of the program and is the first official meeting between Mentee/ Mentor

2. Check Point EventThis event provides the opportunity to network, exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with other Mentors and Mentees. Event details to be announced later in the year

3. Closing Celebration Formal closure of the mentoring program and celebration of accomplishments


Program pre-requisites

Mentors normally have minimum 10 years industry experience. However we do accept applications from mentors with less experience subject to relevant industry experience a

As a mentor we ask that you openly share your experiences, encourage broader thinking and assist mentees to discover and find solutions for themselves.

Mentees must be a NAWIC member for the 2015/16 financial year. Mentees must have a commitment to personal learning and professional development, willingness to engage with your mentor, and positive attitude.

Both mentors and mentees are requested to commit to at least one 1 hour meeting per month for the duration of the program.

All applications are assessed individually, and mentors and mentees are paired accordingly based on their skill sets, experiences, strength and desired objectives.


Get involved –Calling for mentors and mentees

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please fill out the relevant form and return via email by Friday 17 July 2015.

The Mentoring Committee will assess all applications and shortlist successful submissions. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application once the selection process is completed.


Mentee Application Form

Mentor Application Form


KEY DATES

Expressions of interest close: Friday 17 July 2015
Meet and Greet:  August 2015 - exact date to be confirmed


Further information

For further information contact Astrid Chandra, NAWIC VIC/TAS Chapter Mentoring Chair