Mentorship Program

The application window for both Mentors and Mentees is NOW OPEN

 

Click here to apply as a MENTEE

Click here to apply as a MENTOR

Announcing the 2020 BCAC Mentorship Program!

BCAC’s Youth Engagement Committee announces the 2020 BCAC Mentorship Program, which will begin in early autumn and run for a six-month period. To participate in the program as a Mentor or Mentee, an online application with a current resume and two references must be submitted. The window to apply for the program will close July 17, 2020 at 11:59am PDT.

Timeline details:

Application window opens: June 26, 2020
Application window closes: July 17, 2020

Candidates will be notified: Late July – Early August

Mentorship Program begins: August 17, 2020

Benefits of participating as a Mentee in BCAC’s Mentorship Program include:

– Gain personalized practical advice, encouragement, and support from established aviation leaders

– Learn from the experiences of industry professionals

– Increase your social, academic, and professional confidence

– Identify or clarify your goals and establish a sense of direction

– Gain valuable insight into the next phase(s) of your life

– Become more empowered to make better informed career decisions

– Develop your communication and leadership skills

– Develop strategies and resilience to navigate personal, academic, and professional challenges

– Make new friends and connections within the aviation industry

Benefits of participating as a Mentor in BCAC’s Mentorship Program include:

– Give back to the industry and help develop tomorrow’s aviation leaders

– Increase your engagement and influence within the youth aviation community

– Strengthen connections and gain recognition as an industry leader

– Leverage and improve your communication and leadership skills

– Develop your coaching capacity and relationship-building skills

– Reinforce industry knowledge and expertise while learning from today’s youth

– Enhance your CV while investing in the personal growth and development that results from mentoring

– Support and encourage our young people through COVID-19 challenges; help them to maintain hope, motivation, and passion for aviation

 

Eligibility guidelines to participate in BCAC’s Mentorship Program are outlined below.

 

Candidates for the role of Mentee in the 2020 BCAC Mentorship Program should meet the following requirements:

1. Be a current BCAC member.*

2. Reside within the province of British Columbia.

3. Be at least 18 years of age.

4. Be enrolled in college, recently graduated from college, changing careers to pursue aviation, or new to aviation.

5. Be prepared and willing to make a six-month commitment to the program, which will include a minimum of 12 mentoring hours.

6. Be willing to co-create a meaningful mentorship experience with their mentor.

7. Completed application form including current resume/CV: Click here to apply as a MENTEE

*BCAC Student Memberships are free, for more membership information  and registration click here: https://bit.ly/360Oa0n.

Candidates for the role of Mentor in the 2020 BCAC Mentorship Program should meet the following requirements:

1. Be established in a career within the aviation industry.

2. Reside within the province of British Columbia.

3. Be prepared and willing to make a six-month commitment to the program, which will include a minimum of 12 mentoring hours.

4. Be willing to co-create a meaningful mentorship experience with their mentee.

5. Completed application form including current resume/CV: Click here to apply as a MENTOR

Note: Previous experience as a mentor is not required to participate in the program but would be greatly beneficial.

 

This Mentorship Program has been created to support British Columbia’s Youth Aviation Community through the challenges of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 and is free of charge to participate. Those not accepted into the program this year due to limited spacing will be waitlisted and given priority in 2021. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Youth Engagement Committee at info@bcaviationcouncil.org.