MyRoad Industry Mentors
Beacon Foundation is currently recruiting volunteer mentors to lead MyRoad online mentoring sessions with students. We need mentors from a diverse range of backgrounds and occupations to share their experiences in the world of work and help students shape their futures.
MyRoad’s focus is on young women in communities where there may be barriers to employment and where authentic work-related interventions will have the greatest impact. There is a particular focus on reaching young women in regional and remote communities.
MyRoad’s unique online / virtual delivery means we can connect mentors from any location to regional, rural or metropolitan classrooms or community organisations across the country. You can choose to lead one MyRoad session or many!
Through a two-hour interactive videoconferencing session, you’ll use questioning and enquiring techniques developed in mentor training to maximise engagement around key themes. With a focus on building knowledge and understanding of the 21st Century skills needed in a rapidly changing world of work, you’ll have the chance to share your own experiences with a group of approximately 2 to 5 young women aged 15 to 19, usually in a school setting.
To become a MyRoad online mentor, REGISTER now!
“The most important thing I learned from my mentor is to believe in myself and use my strengths.”
Student, Ulverstone Secondary College, TAS, Dec 2019
“The most important thing I learned from my mentor is to go after what you want, be bold. Don’t let others tear you down or try to take you away from what you want.”
Student, Finley High School, NSW, March 2019
“The most important thing I learned from my mentor is that everyone starts their path differently but if you are determined and truly want something in life you will persist and have resilience.”
Student, Burnie High School, TAS, March 2019
“The most important thing I learned from my mentor is that even if I’m not confident with something I should give it a go.”
Student, Findon High School, SA, Feb 2019