headspace — Digital Industry Mentor Service

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Through the Digital Industry Mentor Service young people will connect online with experienced industry mentors in order to develop their confidence, networking and soft skills. Mentors will increase employment opportunities for participants through existing networks and setting realistic goals that align with participants’ skills and work-readiness.

Participants will have access to the program for around two to six months. Initially, participants will be assessed on their career interests and mentor preferences.

From there participants will be matched with an Industry Mentor; with whom they will be in contact with on at least a fortnightly basis.

Mentors will support participants via a mentoring relationship through a digital platform by:

  • clarifying career expectations and pathways,
  • creating opportunities for Participants through networks,
  • providing advice on recruitment processes,
  • clarifying employer expectations,explaining workplace etiquette, and
  • providing practical guidance and support.

Digital Industry Mentor Service is for young people aged 15-24 years who:

  • display symptoms of a mental health illness; or
  • come from a disadvantaged background or an area of high youth unemployment.

Location

Australia wide

Initiative Period

5 June 2017 to 4 June 2019

Contact

Website

Visit the Headspace website