Welcome to the TAFE Mentoring Program
Mentoring at TAFE is designed to give you the opportunity to connect with others in the business to broaden your networks, develop and grow your career. For mentees – this is an opportunity to learn, develop, and shape your own career through the real-world experience of a helpful mentor. For mentors – this is an opportunity to give back, and develop your leadership skills at TAFE.
*You can also elect to be either a mentor or mentee.
“Colleagues are a wonderful thing – but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” — Junot Diaz
If you have already set up your profile and have an account, you can log into Mentorloop below.
Complete the short profile form by clicking join the mentoring program.
Your program coordinator, Lynne Sheather, will email you an invite to the program.
You can begin communicating with your mentor or mentee!
How does matching work?
This is a self-matching program, so the information you provide in the recruitment form above will form your mentoring ‘profile’, which other employees will browse through and read in order to select their match.
Once you are in the program, you can reach out and request a match with anyone else in the program.
Can a mentor external to TAFE be used?
Absolutely! We encourage it, this will broaden your horizons and perceptions. Please talk to your Program Coordinator.
If I’m a mentor, can I request my own mentee?
Yes, that is fine, we expect mentees to drive the relationship but the platform has the capability to empower mentors to make the match too.
How can I stop receiving too many requests from mentors or mentees?
Click on Dashboard, scroll down to “Turn off your availability for My Match” and turn it off. This ‘hides’ your profile from ‘My Match’ which is the place were mentees and mentors request matches.
What is Mentorloop and how will it help me?
- Mentorloop is a platform which helps TAFE to connect mentors and mentees and provides them a place to communicate.
- Mentorloop will help TAFE match you with a mentor/mentee who has a complimentary location/skills/background to you
- You have access to a resource hub full of helpful hints, tips and tools, so that you get the most from the relationship when you need it.
- To help you, Mentorloop will store correspondence relevant to your mentoring relationship in your Mentor/Mentee ‘Loop’ for easy reference.
What if a person I would like to be my Mentor/Mentee is not on the platform?
Feel free to ask your Program Coordinator, Lynne Sheather, to reach out or you can simply share this link with your contact to register their interest.
What are the time requirements?
You can discuss with your mentoring partner how often you’d like to catch up; however, we recommend a quick coffee catch up/meeting fortnightly or at least once a month to get the full benefits of mentorship.