Mentoring Program

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

Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program Information Webinar for potential mentees

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Dates Time Event
16 April 2020 7:00-9:00 PM Mentees – KMP Information Webinar
29 April 2020 9:00-11:00 AM Mentees – KMP Information Webinar
7 May 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mentees – KMP Information Webinar
14 May 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mentees – KMP Information Webinar
25 May 2020 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mentess – KMP Information Webinar

Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program is an award-winning program working to help skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation. Within 3-6 months of completing their mentoring relationship, 70% of KMP’s past mentees have secured jobs in their profession.

KMP will be inviting applications in May 2020 to recruit mentees and mentors for the next mentoring cycle running in July – October 2020. Join us at this information session to get answers to all your questions about joining this program as a mentee.

Please read the information under our Become a Mentee and Mentee – FAQs webpages.

Feel free to share this link with your friends and networks.

For more details, please view the KMP 2020C2 calendar of all the mentoring activities. (As of 2/4/20 this calendar is under review as we move from face to face trainings to online in light of COVID-19. Hence some dates  may be subject to change).

 

KMP 2020 Cycle 2 (Jul – Oct 2020) 


About the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program

Newcomers (migrants and refugees) bring talent, innovation and international expertise to Western Australia, but they need information and networks to succeed.  The Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program (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.


Mentor with mentee

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.


Mentoring Cycle

KMP program 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 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.

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.)

You can submit your Expression of Interest in becoming a KMP Mentee, to be run from July – September 2020, below.

Submit EOI to be KMP Mentee


Become a KMP Mentor

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

Apply now to become a mentor

After submitting your application, please book an appointment with our Mentoring Coach (using the link) below to help us understand your mentoring goals.  This will help us make the best mentee match for you.


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.