National Mentor Development Program

Women and gender diverse individuals in the final year of their apprenticeship or who are certified journeypersons may apply. We recognize the distinct barriers faced by women and gender-diverse people from multiply-marginalized backgrounds in accessing this type of training. Those from diverse backgrounds (who are newcomers, identify as 2SLGBTQQIA+, have a disability, or who are Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour) are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Form for Mentor Development Participants

Applications are now open! Submit before March 1st, 2024. The first cohort will begin May 2024.

There are 5 modules that will take place throughout the program.

  • Mentorship vision: Setting the course
  • Crafting Connection: Building Strong Mentorships
  • Navigating Dialogue: Effective Mentorship Communication
  • Wellness and Work: Fostering a Supportive Environment
  • Passing the Torch: Knowledge, Careers and Celebrations

Every participant who completes the mandatory requirements will receive a CAF-FCA Certificate of Completion.  Mandatory requirements include:

  • Participating in virtual discussions
  • Writing and posting in the Discussion Forum
  • Writing journal entries reflecting upon what was learned
  • Producing a self-reflection based final assignment focused on leadership (essay, Power Point, video, etc.)

Applications will be reviewed by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium. Those accepted into the program will be emailed by March 22, 2024.

Those interested in applying to the National Mentor Development Program are asked to provide the following information:

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I identify as a woman or as a gender diverse individual:*
I have direct experience working on the tools in a skilled trade:*
I am in the following industry:*

I am currently in the final year of my apprenticeship or I am a journeyperson with a Certificate of Qualification:*
I am committed to completing the four-month program. I realize the program involves five modules of content and that I am required to participate in discussions and produce discussion posts, journal entries and a self-reflection assignment:*
I am aware that the program starts in May 2024 and that to accommodate different time zones virtual discussions will be held on Sundays:*
I realize that program involves a time commitment of six hours per module and I will have approximately three to four weeks to complete each module:*