PLT Canada’s Green Mentor program celebrates end of January 2021 national cohort
July 16, 2021
The six-month mentorship program supported 130 participants, including mentors from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) network and young people interested in joining the forest and conservation sector.
PLT Canada’s Green Mentor program connects youth (ages 18–30) directly to forest and conservation sector professionals. The program uses an industry-leading algorithm that matches people based on personalities, learning styles, goals, locations, interests, and existing skills.
PLT Canada Green Mentors said the top three skills they gained or improved during the six months were communication, coaching, and empathy. PLT Canada Green Mentees said their top three were confidence, networking, and communication.
PLT Canada’s Green Mentor program involves meeting up (in person or virtually) two or three hours a month. Mentees can expand their Green Jobs knowledge, goals, and network. Mentors can inspire the next generation of forest and conservation leaders, recruit employees, and gain new perspectives.
The next mentorship cohort starts in September 2021, and the deadline to apply is in July.
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