The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program aims to help highly skilled and professional newcomers (migrants and refugees) improve their employment potential by connecting them with mentors from their industry or occupation.
Newcomers bring talent, innovation and international expertise to Western Australia, but they need information and networks to succeed. The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program connects skilled and professional migrants and refugees with mentors in their field. Mentors help guide newcomers on a pathway to find employment within their industry. This benefits newcomers and employers in Western Australia by sharing new ideas and boosting business development and cultural diversity in both the workplace and the community.
Employer partners – recruited through the program – provide eligible job seekers with access to professional mentors. Mentors work with their mentees to build an understanding of:
- Australian workplace culture
- recruitment practices
- occupationally specific professional networks to assist them to achieve their career goals.
About the Program
The program runs over three months, with mentors and mentees connecting for approximately 1.5 hours each week. Connections can be through:
- face-to-face meetings
- online e.g. email, chat applications, Skype, etc
- phone conversations
- job shadowing
- networking at events.
The pilot Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program runs from August to November 2018. The first round of mentoring will commence in February 2019.
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The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program is being implemented under a partnership between City of Stirling, City of Canning and Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Western Australian Government. The Program has been created in consultation with the Toronto Regional Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). Their successful TRIEC Mentoring Partnership program is the model for mentoring programs across Canada and internationally.