MENTORSHIP: LINKING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WITH TOMORROW’S ENGINEERS

Kathryn Atamanchuk, Kristen Myles, Morgann Becket

Abstract


In an effort to work towards the 30 by 30 goal
established by Engineers Canada [1], the Committee for
Increasing the Participation of Women in Engineering
(CIPWIE), an operating committee of Engineers
Geoscientists Manitoba, developed a Mentorship
Program aimed at providing female engineering students
with an opportunity to connect with female professional
engineers to help provide a vision of what a career in
engineering might look like. The CIPWIE Mentorship
Program paired 35 female engineering students (between
their second and fifth year of studies) with 33 female
professional engineers through both a formal (eventdriven)
and informal program carried out over the
2015/16 academic year. Surveys were used throughout
the pilot program to participant feedback. Results of these
surveys indicate that the program was a success with over
90% of participants indicating that they would reapply to
the program in future years.

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