National YP Mentoring Program
We are currently welcoming all Expressions of Interest for the 2020 SSSI Young Professional Mentoring Program.
Once applications are open early in 2020, we will contact you directly to provide more information and how to apply for the program. If you are in the Australian surveying or spatial industry and want to fast track your career, we'll help you achieve this!
The SSSI Young Professionals Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring connections between early career professionals or students nearing the end of their degree programs with mentors at early-, mid- and late-career stages. This is a structured, fixed-term program and includes fortnightly meetings between mentors and mentees to discuss given topics. The program focuses on building capacity through learning soft skills to complement the technical skills that are learnt at work, through higher education and on the job.
This program, proudly supported in 2019 by C.R. Kennedy, aims to:
- provide a platform to strengthen the industry as a whole through two-way intergenerational exchange of skills, knowledge, experience and ideas
- empower students entering the surveying and spatial sciences industry and early career professionals for career success
- build leadership in professionals of all ages working in the industry
1 CPD point per meeting, limited to a maximum of 5 CPD points per year (as per section 3.10 of the SSSI CPD Guide) excluding BOSSI requirements. If you are relying on CPD points for BOSSI assessment purposes please contact SSSI-NSW.
We welcome members of all regions and commissions to join, and welcome international members.
The four month program will involve approximately 2 hours per fortnight from the mentee and 1 hour per fortnight for the mentor (over the course of the program this is 16 hours for the mentee and 8 hours for the mentor, plus approximately 3 hours each for the inception event and for the awards ceremony at the end). This comes to a net time commitment of 22 hours for the mentees and 14 hours for the mentor over the course of the entire program.
Mentors and mentees that are successful in their applications to the program will be paired by SSSI, with a mentor/mentee best suited to their individual needs (please note that this may be interstate or international and may not necessarily facilitate face to face meetings). There will be a face-to-face launch event in each Australian state before the commencement of the program, as well as a graduation event in each Australian state/territory at the end of the program.
For detailed information about the SSSI National Young Professionals Mentoring Program, please see the Terms Of Reference for the 2019 program.
To register your interest in participating in the 2020 Mentoring Program, please complete an Expression of Interest for the 2020 SSSI Young Professional Mentoring Program.
2019 National Program Sponsor