I was really surprised at how well the matching software worked… It was very interesting to see how much we shared in common—not just academically, but personality-wise.
The mentorship relationship felt more organic and allowed for a more human connection than typical professional interactions you have when you’re networking or reaching out to someone in the industry.
My mentorship match from PLT Canada was a great fit and we quickly bonded, sharing perspectives on a wide variety of topics such as LinkedIn networking, progressing through your career, situational leadership & awareness and even how to dress for different professional events. I’m grateful to the program for connecting me with such a bright and ambitious young woman.
My mentee is a passionate woman who became a source of motivation for myself during our calls and beyond… She reminds me of some of my past experiences that were decisive in becoming who I am nowadays, and has helped shed light on some of my own reflections.
My experience as a PLT Canada mentor has been very fulfilling… It has been nice to feel that my knowledge and past experiences can help to contribute to the growth and development of my mentee. We have had a lot of great conversations around personal and professional aspirations, from which I feel I have equally benefited.
Being matched with someone also in my field gave me the opportunity to still be a part of and discuss the industry in depth, which really made a world of difference as I navigated my future goals and aspirations… I’m quite confident I have built a relationship that I can continue far into my career.
This program has allowed me to open my connections and speak with someone who will benefit my career, social life, and overall future. I am very lucky to be able to say that I have a mentor and that we met through a program designed to create amazing connections.
Project Learning Tree Canada’s Green Mentor program connects youth (ages 18-30) with Green Jobs professionals. The mentorship program helps create a highly valuable relationship, where the mentee expands their forest and conservation knowledge, goals and network and the mentor fosters the next generation of leaders, shares advice and gains a new perspective.
Mentorship is a supportive relationship between an experienced professional (the mentor) and someone newer to the field (the mentee). The mentor shares advice and their experiences so that the mentee can learn more about the workforce. But the mentor also learns from the mentee, as they have a fresh perspective of the field.
Our Green Mentor program is powered by an industry-leading platform and algorithm that matches people based on their personalities, goals, interests and more. This helps ensure that our mentor-mentee pairs build successful, productive and trusting relationships.
Together, pairs work on goals to challenge and help each other grow. And PLT Canada helps nurture the mentorship relationships with communication tips, networking advice and problem-solving tools.
Do you want to expand your Green Jobs knowledge, goals and network?
Do you want to inspire the next generation of forest and conservation leaders and gain a new perspective?
We believe good mentorship programs are mentee-driven and mentor-guided. After receiving feedback from our network of youth and industry professionals, we decided to create six-month matches. This short time commitment allows for flexibility and multiple mentorship opportunities a year.
PLT Canada mentees get the chance to build meaningful connections with professionals in forestry and conservation and learn more about Green Job opportunities.
Our mentors say that they have gained just as much as their mentee from their relationships. By committing 2-3 hours a month, you can make a difference in a young person’s career and help your sector.
For more information on PLT Canada’s Green Mentor program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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