Is it for me?
Welcome to WCC! The Mentoring Pilot Program is a voluntary program available to all new full-time employees. This program gives you the opportunity to meet other professionals within the college, but outside your work area to help build a social and professional network at WCC.
Benefits for the Mentee:
- Develop professional relationships and networking opportunities
- Acclimate to campus culture and environment
- Reduce stress and adversity
- Opportunity to create a support network
You will be contacted by someone from the Mentoring committee upon your hire to inform you of the mentoring program.
If you are interested in participating in the mentoring program you can fill out the Mentee Application form:
The Matching Process
Finding the best mentee/mentor match is key to making the Mentoring Program successful. Mentors will be paired with mentees based on a variety of different factors including:
- Individual needs and goals of new employees
- Compatibility in regards availability of mentors and mentees
- Similarities and differences that are suitable for an ideal match
We also recognize that mentor/mentee matches may not be an ideal or good fit. We have implemented review system to give mentors and mentees the opportunity to address their concerns and possibly find a match that is a better fit.
Once a mentor is assigned to you it is very important to reach out to your mentor. Be patient and persistent in arranging your first meeting. Using the Mentoring Agreement document set up a regular meeting schedule that will work for both of you.
The Mentoring Log, Mentee Action Plan and Confidentiality Agreement are other documents that should be completed at the first meeting to help establish boundaries and direction for the mentoring relationship.
The Mentoring Pilot Program committee will ask you to submit a six month and twelve month review to ensure that the experience is positive for both parties. You may also receive periodic updates and information from the committee while you are a mentor.
The informal mentoring process is expected to last twelve (12) months, after which you may choose to conclude or continue your mentoring relationship with your mentor.