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Outreach Program

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE MENTORING PROGRAM

Program objectives

  • Provide advice and guidance for learning partners (younger IH s) as to how to acquire appropriate field experience
  • Provide direction for recent IH graduates as they transition into the work force
  • Provide access to senior practitioners who can coach younger members to enhance their managerial skills
  • Expose learning partners to the range of career possibilities within the profession
  • Provide leadership examples to learning partners to inspire them to remain in the profession

 

Structure and requirements

  • The pilot program will be restricted to a limited number of pairs.
  • The program structure is semi-formal and the requirements include the following:
    • an application process for both participants
    • stated learning goals within a recognized IH rubric
    • a minimum six month commitment to the partnership
    • a minimum of 6 contact hours within a calendar year
    • maintenance of meeting logs from each contact hour
    • summary of other contacts during partnership (phone calls, emails, sharing resources)
    • post-partnership evaluations by both members of the pair
  • Each pair will be responsible for deciding frequency, location and content of meetings within the program requirements.
  • The mentor coordinator will maintain contact with each pair to monitor progress, provide any needed support or resolve any difficulties.
  • Mentoring meeting logs and post-partnership evaluation forms will be submitted to the program coordinator at the end of the partnership.
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