Industry Training

Mentorship Matters

  1. A Better Way to Work
  2. A Better Way to Teach
  3. A Better Way to Learn

Mentorship is emerging as one of the most critical elements in workforce development in the trades and technical sector.  According to BuildForce Canada’s construction sector forecast for 2015 – 2024, the industry is estimated to lose 250,000 skilled tradespeople to retirements over the next decade leading to skilled labour challenges – unprecedented levels! While this situation presents advancement opportunities for younger workers, it gives rise to increasing demand for rapid skills development.


Practical skills development on the jobsite has been in existence since apprenticeship first began, but with the numbers of younger, less experienced workers increasing as a percentage of the workforce, the need to incorporate industry best practices to on the job skills development has never been greater.  Capturing the very best in productivity and safety practices, and passing those skills on to new workers, is job ONE.


It is in response to this critical need that the Mentorship Matters programs have arisen. The goal of these training sessions is to maximize effectiveness of communication and skill transfer between the new worker and the mentor.


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The program is divided in to two separate courses.  The first is targeted at the mentee or trainee.  The skills learned in this course will enable the mentee to gain the most from verbal and practical instruction from the mentor with whom they are paired, with such skills as clear and collaborative communication, and taking the lead in goal setting for their learning.

Hear first-hand, the positive effect Mentoring has made on our apprentices...

The second course is targeted at the mentor.  In this course, efficient skills transfer, including techniques for demonstrating, evaluating and providing feedback, are targeted.   

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Courses:

 

1. Communication


This workshop provides beginner apprentices with the skills and strategies for being successful both within technical training and on the jobsite. 

Apprentices will: 

  • learn effective communication strategies to maximize their learning opportunities
  • identify various learning styles and associated strategies
  • understand and implement goal setting techniques to enhance training 

Duration: 3.5 hrs


2. Mentorship


This workshop provides late-term apprentices, journeyworkers, mid-level administration and owners with leadership skills and strategies for mentoring workers on the jobsite.

Participants will:

  • learn about their responsibilities as a mentor and leader on-the-job
  • improve skills transference and productivity of apprentices and new workers while maintaining a safe working environment
  • learn the six-step approach for teaching skills that includes techniques for 
  • demonstrating, evaluating and providing feedback for the worker learning new skills
  • learn how to create a safe environment for the mentee to practice their skills

Duration: 3.5 hrs

Note:

Workshop participants will be grouped according to their background (late-term apprentices, journeyworkers, mid-level administration or owners group). 


Please contact us directly to learn more about this exciting, industry leading, new course offering.  We would be glad to discuss various delivery options with you.  We want to assist you in building “critical mass” within your organization with regard to best mentorship practices, so that the greatest effectiveness can be achieved.