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Generation Next Mentorship

MENTORING PROGRAM

Enrollment is now open for the Spring 2023 session.

At Millcraft, we’re bursting with talent and experience. We owe this, in part, to the dedicated “mentors” among our staff who’ve helped their fellow employees learn and advance in their careers.

At the heart of Generation Next is a mentoring program made available to any employee wishing to advance in their career. The program designates qualified mentors who serve as trusted advisers to mentees.

The yearly program includes 3-month check-in points where Mentors and Mentees can evaluate their experience and determine if they’d like to continue together, or receive a new mentorship match.

Why become a mentor?

Develop a renewed sense of enthusiasm for your role

Gain an understanding of new barriers experienced at the entry-level of our organization

Enhance your skills in coaching, counseling, listening, and modeling


WHY BECOME A MENTEE?

Improve your skillset and gain more knowledge in the area of your interest

Get advice and learn new ways to solve problems

Build the career you’ve been hoping for with help from experienced Millcraft employees

What to expect

Mentors and Mentees wishing to enroll in the program will be asked to complete a questionnaire that will determine ideal mentor and mentee matches based on shared goals and experiences. After matches are selected, Generation Next will make an initial introduction and will host a virtual orientation where participants will learn the expectations of the program. Mentors and mentees will then work together for a 3-month mentoring period.

After each 3-month mentoring period, we’ll check in with both the mentor and mentee to see if their expectations were met. Mentors and Mentees will then have the option to continue working together or receive a different match to align with the mentee’s career goals.

Mentors

Program Expectations

  • Willingly share your experiences and professional success in an open manner
  • Stay accessible, committed, and engaged
  • Be resourceful and act as a sounding board for your mentee
  • Provide open and candid feedback to your mentee
  • Keep conversations confidential

Responsibilities

  • Complete consistent check-ins with your mentee on a bi-weekly schedule. Check-ins can be done via teams, or in-person if you and your mentee are in the same region.
  • Based on your mentee’s career goals, work with them to develop objectives to help them achieve those goals.
  • Assign tasks to your mentee that have firm start and end dates. Tasks should not distract from daily job function responsibilities.
  • At the end of the 3-month program, you’ll be asked to provide feedback to help improve the program.

Mentees

Program Expectations

  • Be proactive about contacting your mentor to schedule meetings when you have questions or want to learn more about a specific subject
  • Remain committed and engaged throughout the 3-month program
  • Be open about your career aspirations and how you want your mentor to help you achieve them
  • Seek advice and feedback from your mentor

Responsibilities

  • Complete consistent check-ins with your mentor on a bi-weekly schedule. Check-ins can be done via teams, or in-person if you and your mentor are in the same region.
  • Enthusiastically complete assigned tasks that come from your mentor.
  • At the end of the 3-month program, you’ll be asked to provide feedback to help improve the program.

Join the program

Enrollment is now open for the Spring 2023 session.

To enroll in the next session Generation Next Mentoring Program, please complete the following questionnaire and we’ll be in touch with the next steps.

Responses to these questionnaires will be used to match mentors and mentees based on shared goals.