MENTORSHIP: LINKING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WITH TOMORROW’S ENGINEERS

  • Kathryn Atamanchuk Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
  • 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.
Published
2017-01-28
How to Cite
ATAMANCHUK, Kathryn; MYLES, Kristen; BECKET, Morgann. MENTORSHIP: LINKING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WITH TOMORROW’S ENGINEERS. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association, [S.l.], jan. 2017. ISSN 2371-5243. Available at: <https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/PCEEA/article/view/6444>. Date accessed: 27 june 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.24908/pceea.v0i0.6444.