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EEC’s Roots to Wings Mentorship Program re-launches with expanded vision

EEC’s Roots to Wings Mentorship Program re-launches with expanded vision

BROCKVILLE – The Employment + Education Centre’s Roots to Wings career mentorship program is re-launching this month with a broader focus.
“Now the program is designed to help people aged 15 and up, with a focus, not only career decision making, but also on career development and retention,” explained Roots to Wings Coordinator Kira Merritt.

She added that the Roots to Wings program will also increasingly focus on soft skills honing – such as developing communication abilities – instead of being exclusively focused on hard skills development as it relates to a particular job or career.

In addition to targeting people who are at many different stages in their career exploration and training stages, Roots to Wings is also looking for a wider variety of mentors. “They will not necessarily be sought out based on specific careers or training,” Kira notes. “We will have a lot more flexibility in terms of what our mentors look like.”

The Roots to Wings Mentorship program first started at EEC in 2013. At that time, the program focused largely on pairing up young people in their senior years of high school, who were in the midst of making career decisions, with established professionals in the community who were successful in the field in which the mentee hoped to become established.

Now, the program will permit all people who are investigating a particular career or field of employment to get an in-depth idea of what working in the field is actually like, what skills are needed and what training will be required for success.

The Roots to Wings program is currently seeking both mentors and mentees in Brockville and the surrounding area. If you would like to be involved in this program, contact Kira at 613-498-2111 or kira@eecentre.com

The Employment + Education Centre has been empowering and preparing people to live and compete in an ever-changing world since 1985.

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