Mentoring Program

This program connects skilled and professional newcomers with mentors in their professional field.

KMP 2021 Cycle 2

Interested in becoming a KMP mentee? Applications for 2021 Cycle 2 open on 1 May 2021. To register your interest in becoming a mentee in our next cycle please complete an expression of interest form via the link below.

EOI for KMP Mentee

Want to become a KMP mentor? We are continuously recruiting mentors.

Mentors apply now

What is the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program (KMP)?

Newcomers (migrants and refugees) bring talent, innovation and international expertise to Western Australia, but they need information and networks to succeed.  KMP aims to help skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation.

Mentors guide newcomers on a pathway to find employment within their industry. This benefits both the newcomers and employers in Western Australia by sharing new ideas and boosting business development and cultural diversity in both the workplace and the community.

A growing number of Employer Partners are supporting the program supporting/nominating their employees to become mentors in the program.  At the same time, interested professionals are also individually joining the program as mentors.

KMP objectives

Mentors work with their mentees to help them build an understanding of:

In return, the mentors benefit by enhancing their leadership, mentoring and cultural competency skills while working with a newcomer mentee.

However, the mentor’s role is NOT to find a job for the mentee.

KMP mentoring cycle

Each KMP cycle runs for three (3) months during which the mentors and the mentee work together for a minimum of 18 hours or approximately 1.5 hours each week. Connections can be through:

In addition, the mentors and the mentees are expected to attend the following sessions (due to COVID-19 these are planned to be online meetings) to reap the maximum benefit out of this program.

The mentees will need to put in another 10 hours (approx.) preparing and arranging their meetings and to complete the logs of their meetings.

Mentees are also required prior to commencing their mentoring partnership to complete the job readiness program. This is run in the weeks preceding the mentorship.

Our Mentoring Program flyer and Infographic provides an overview of the process.

Become a KMP Mentee

You will need to submit your application online and meet the eligibility criteria for the program to join as a mentee.  (Please note: The mentor’s role is NOT to find you a job the mentee.)

Applications are now closed for KMP Cycle 1 2021.

To become a mentee in our next cycle please complete expression of interest.

EOI for KMP Mentee

Become a KMP Mentor

We are continuously recruiting mentors whom we will match with mentees in our upcoming mentee intake.

Mentors apply now

After submitting your application, our mentoring coach will send you an email (at the end of the month you apply) and ask you to please book an appointment with our Mentoring Coach to help us understand your mentoring goals.  This will help us make the best mentee match for you.

This will be an online appointment via zoom. Our Mentoring Coach will send you an email confirmation with an appointment link to the zoom meeting.

If you have a police clearance that has been issued within the last 6 months then please have this ready to email to your coach during the meeting.

If you do not then please download and complete this form with your relevant identification, and we will submit on your behalf.

KMP Delivery Partners

The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program is being implemented under a partnership between the City of Stirling, the 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.