Mentoring Program | APEGA

Mentoring Program

Now available to Members across Alberta!

 APEGA hosts formal mentoring partnerships between experienced Professional Members and less-experienced Members. Regular meetings between pairs support work-related learning and development for Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists. 

What a Mentor Offers a Mentee

Mentors meet with their mentees to provide guidance in many areas of their career or professional growth.

Job Search Skills

  • Job applications
  • Interviewing
  • Search techniques

APEGA Regulations

  • Responsible Member duties
  • Exams

Career-Path Investigation

  • Entering the workforce
  • Management
  • Retirement

Technical Discussions

  • Engineering or geoscience related
 

Note: APEGA mentors do not provide work supervision or references.

Matching You to a Mentoring Partner

Our online matching software lets you quickly find a mentoring partner. Whether you are a mentor or a mentee, you can select criteria that are important to you for a good match, and the system will do the searching for you.

Search for a match based on:

  • location
  • discipline
  • skills you want to learn or share 

Note that you cannot search for a mentoring partner based on their employer or find someone who works at the same company that you do. This information is not included in the matching software's database.

The Mentoring Program is Available All Over Alberta

Starting October 1, 2017, the APEGA Mentoring Program has expanded to all of 10 of APEGA’s Branches province-wide. Previously, it was only available in Edmonton and Calgary.

If you live outside of Edmonton or Calgary, it may take time to build a list of mentors in your area. As the database grows, there will be more local matches to choose from. In the meantime, you are encouraged to try distance mentoring.

Distance Mentoring

Members who can't find a local match can connect with someone outside their region. Discussions between distance mentors and mentees can be conducted using technology such as Facetime, Skype, phone or email—whatever works best for each matched pair.

 

Apply to Join the Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program is open to any APEGA Members who meet eligibility criteria.

Read the Mentoring Program eligibility requirements 

If you have any questions or need support with the Mentoring Program, contact us at mentoring@apega.ca or call our Edmonton office and ask for the Mentoring Coordinator.