MENTORING PROGRAMME AT CAMPUS-IN
One of the main priorities of Skillwise Campus In will be, facilitating the Universities and Colleges in churning out well trained graduates who will be industry ready to meet the challenges thrown their way with the gumption and gusto required for the task at hand. One of the many ways by which this can be achieved is the modern version of the guru-shishya bond of old: The Mentoring Program. This is a distinct route that solidifies human resources, encouraging growth of an individual, which is a proven asset to any organisation.
MISSION OF THE MENTORING PROGRAMME
To provide the participants with the opportunity to explore their innate talents through exposure to challenging scenarios calling for leadership and decision making qualities.
Necessity of the Mentoring Program
- Transfer of Knowledge and skills acquired through practical experience by the mentor to the mentee/protégé.
- One to one interaction which is more personalised leading to better understanding and hence, better tuning of the mentees skill or lack of specific skills as the case may be.
- Mentor as a role model and teacher, thereby molding the mentee by identifying his/her positives and countering the negatives and phasing it out.
- Making the mentee industry ready.
- Learning of tolerance and meaning of effective leadership.
- Handling of tricky situations professionally.
- Improving the student retention in a particular program.
- Improving the statistics in the Placement zone.
- To invigorate the dormant alumni association increasing alumni participation, who are also potential mentors.
Features of the Skillwise Mentoring Program
The Skillwise Mentoring program explores three types of relationships with distinctive programs for
- Mentoring within the Faculty community
- Mentoring within the Student community
- Mentoring in the Faculty-Student relationship
These programs are designed in such a way to explore and cater to the above mentioned relationships with the ultimate aim of equipping the students with the required skills that make them suitable for employment in the industrial sector.
Objectives of the Program
- To provide training for mentors and mentees alike on the program goals and defining their roles in the charted program.
- At the close of the program, all participants will be trained on the best practices of Mentoring and the mentoring process enabling them to pass on these skills.
- The objectives and roles of the mentor and mentee will be clearly defined.
- Execution of the Mentor-mentee relationship through role plays by presenting a case scenario existing in an organisation.
- Providing a suitable mentor –mentee match since participants will bring to the floor different levels of competency, learning styles and requisites.
- To foster the innate tendency for continuous learning and the creation of the talent pool.
- To enable the participants to get a better picture of the potential individual/ organizational issues.
Special features of the Program
- Continuous training, measuring and reinforced throughout the program.
- Creation of the Mentoring Action Plan (MAP).
- Assessment of the mentoring connection as well as the individuals involved.
- Constant feedback throughout the various stages of the program.
- Overall gauging of the effectiveness of the program through a continuous quality improvement process.
- Process Evaluation in hand that enables reflection on the evaluation findings.
- Use of specific measuring tools for measuring the Outcome of the program through questionnaires, surveys, records, writing SMART goals and interviews.
- Outcome Evaluations used: Single-group designs and Quasi-experimental designs.
Expectant End result of the Mentoring Program
- A clear understanding of the relationship between the mentor and the mentee.
- The ability of the participants to themselves pair mentees and mentors in their respective organisations to execute the best for an effective work relationship.
- To mold leaders who are themselves ready and willing to mentor.
- To equip the student participants with the necessary skills that make them industry ready.