Career Development Mentor

Roanoke

Advanced: This volunteer position works to meet twice monthly with an adult refugee/immigrant client working toward a specified long-term career goal (nursing, engineering, accounting, graphic design). Mentor/Trainer will be working with both the client and Employment Specialist to deliver the best, targeted career development to the client. An initial training of 1-2 hours is required. This mentorship program is a year-long commitment of about 5-10 hours per month. This program includes three stages:
1. The mentor is expected to assist client work through a remote Career Planning Course.
2. Mentor/Trainer would be expected to help client work through their career plan such as: gaining the skills to enter into a training program or to continue working on their existing school work.
3. Final stages include applications to apprenticeships or training programs, or increased performance in client’s current schoolwork or job.

Beginner: This volunteer position works to meet weekly with an adult refugee/ immigrant client working toward a vocational/trade career goal. Refugee/Immigrant clients have limited English and technological skills. Mentor/Trainer will be working with both the client and Employment Specialist to deliver the best, targeted career development to the client. An initial training of 1-2 hours is required. This mentorship is a yearlong commitment of about 10 hours per month with three stages:
1. This volunteer is expected to help the client work through an online English and Computer class.
2. Mentor/Trainer works to help client learn the English/Vocabulary to enter into the trade of their choice (cosmetology, carpentry, CNA, etc.)
3. Final stages include applications to jobs, apprenticeships, or training programs.

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