Mentorship

At the heart of what we do

Our mentorship program involves three parts:

One on One mentorship

Our soft skills course

Volunteering opportunities

One on One Mentorship

Life can be difficult sometimes, our mentors can help guide you past the obstacles you face

What you should be doing isn’t always clear. A professional mentor in your area of interest can help you see what you should be doing.

Often we know where we want to go but struggle to motivate ourselves. Our mentors work hard do empower you to succeed.

There are things we need to know. The Calgary Black Chambers mentors provide detailed training to help you do what you want to do.

Understanding what realistic goals look like and creating steps to get there is a big piece of how we help you.

These components provide our mentees with a path towards where they want to go and the ability to get there.

You could be one of our many mentors helping Calgary’s youth reach their goals!

And all this so that you can reach the level of success you aspire to.

Soft Skills

2 in 3 jobs

Will be soft skills intensive by 2030

1 in 4 managers

Have trouble finding people with appropriate soft skills

900% more likes

Soft skills get more endorsements on social

Soft skills are Professionalism, Communication skills, the ability to work as a team, personal ethics, problem-solving and critical thinking, the skills to be able to network efficiently, and how to control your emotions, attitude, and enthusiasm.

These are a very important part of jobs both now and in the future where we will work with people in other cities and even other continents. Developing our student’s soft skills will help them work more efficiently and eventually, help them build better companies.

Business success of softskills

Career Coaching

It’s important to know the steps to get the job you want.

Career Path Navigation

Career path navigation is knowing what steps need to be taken to get the career you want

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is having the opportunity to see what the job looks like on a day to day basis

Resume Writing

You need to be able to write a resume to get a job. We can help you write a perfect one.

Interview Preparation

When it’s time, you’ll need to prepare for an interview.

Post Interview Support

We provide support afterwards to review how the job interview went and where to go from here.

Volunteering

Why volunteering?

We help our mentees build out their resumes with volunteer opportunities. With substantive items on your resume, it’s that much easier to find the job you want.

We only ask for 4 hours a month from our mentors, optionally, they can take on an additional student for a total of 8 hours. We provide training and all materials necessary to help you be the best mentora, providing students who might not otherwise have access to the experience and networks in present in Calgary.

Do you want to join our Mentorship program?

Our current Mentor needs

We are seeking mentors for our 250 kids enrolled from the Calgary Catholic School Board. We need your experience and expertise to help them reach the next level. Please let us know where you’d like to help below and we’ll train you to be the best mentor you can be. From there, a new mentor-mentee relationship and the opportunity to help a young Calgarian reach their goals and become more connected to this wonderful city.

What we ask of our Mentors

We only ask for 4 hours a month from our mentors, optionally, they can take on an additional student for a total of 8 hours. We provide training and all materials necessary to help you be the best mentora, providing students who might not otherwise have access to the experience and networks in present in Calgary. After you sign up, ask you to complete a police background check and a training course we administer. After that, you’ll be paired with an individual looking to grow.

Want to provide your knowledge and experience to the next generation? Please sign up with the link below.

Become a Mentor