Mentee information session – online

Are you interested in becoming a Mentee in the award winning Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program and would like more information?

Register now for an online information session and find out everything you need to know about joining our next cycle which commences in August 2022.

Event details:

Thursday 7 July 2022

Online from 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Register here

Applications for Cycle 2 – 2022 will open on 18 July and close on 31 July 2022.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please complete the expression of interest form and we will send you an email with an link to the application when it opens.

EOI for mentees

Migrant Women Job Readiness – Level 2 Advanced

A job readiness workshop series for migrant women has been designed to improve the employability skills of migrant women across Western Australia affected by COVID-19 and to boost their employability.

The workshop will run over five days, during school hours from 9.00am to 2.30pm.

Workshop topics

Eligibility criteria

To partake in the series, you must:

1. Be a migrant woman

2. Have vocational English language proficiency to perform effectively in the workplace of your field (level 3 certificate or higher)

3. Commit to attend all five workshops.

To be eligible for the Level 2 – Job Readiness Advanced you must also:

1. Either be transitioning to a new job or career or reconnecting to your career after a career break

2. Have work experience.

The last date to register for this workshop is Tuesday 17 August 2021.

Congratulations to the first round of KMP graduates for 2021

We’d like to congratulate all 43 mentees and mentors who graduated from the first cycle of the Kaleidoscope Mentoring Program for 2021.  It was a great relief to be able to proceed with the graduation after Premier Mark McGowan announced he would not extend the three-day snap lockdown.  Wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing requirements didn’t deter our guests from coming together to celebrate the graduates.

We’d like to say a special thank you to guest speakers His Worship the Mayor Mark Irwin, City of Stirling; His Worship the Mayor Patrick Hall, City of Canning; Susan Kreemer Pickford, General Manager of WA, Engineers Australia and Janet Barnes, Executive for Regional Australia, Telstra who all addressed the audience about their experience with the program.

Other special guests who attended the graduation included His Worship the Mayor Kevin Bailey, City of Swan; Meredith Hammat MLA, Member for Mirrabooka representing the State Government Minister for Citizenship & Multicultural Interests, CSC MLA, Hon Tony Buti and Amanda Gillet, Manager Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre.

KMP has been running since 2018 helping skilled newcomer professionals improve their employment potential by matching them with mentors from their industry or occupation.  We’re proud to announce that of the 192 mentees who have taken part in the program, over 78% gained employment in their field within 6 months!

We’re currently recruiting mentees for our next cycle which commences in July 2021.  If you’d like to be involved in this highly successful program please submit your application before 31 May.  If you’d like to know more about the program visit our website or register for our  online information session being held on Wednesday 19 May.

KMP is jointly delivered by the City of Stirling, City of Canning and Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre, and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and the Western Australian Government through the Office of Multicultural Interests. 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.

Kaleidoscope’s Cultural Diversity Training a success

Kaleidoscope Initiative (KI) hosted their first Cultural Diversity Training workshop in May. Attendees came from organisations ranging across the greater City of Perth region and including not for profits, schools and universities, and migrant-oriented services. The people attending had diverse cultural backgrounds, which made for an engaging training session.