Mentoring Program

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

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.

Mentoring program

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 Mentoring Program infographic provides an overview of the process. (Download as a pdf)

The pilot Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program runs from August to November 2018. The first round of mentoring will commence in February 2019.

Register now to help a newcomer reconnect with their career!

Register now to express your interest in becoming a mentor


Register now to express your interest in becoming a mentee! 

Register now to express your interest in becoming a mentee

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.