Mentor or partnership programs connect people who have specific skills and knowledge (mentors) with individuals who need or want the same skills and advantages to move up in work, skill level, or school performance.
The purpose is to enable the mentee to develop their own skills, strategies and capability so that they are enabled to tackle the next hurdle more effectively with or without the mentor's presence.
Benefits of being a Mentor
Improve communication and personal skills.
Develop leadership and management qualities.
Reinforce your own study skills and knowledge of your subject(s)
Increase your confidence and motivation.
Engage in a volunteering opportunity, valued by employers.
Enhance your CV.
Qualities you need to be a Mentor
Willingness to share skills, knowledge, and expertise.
Demonstrates a positive attitude and acts as a positive role model.
Takes a personal interest in the mentoring relationship.