Do you want to help international citizens clarify their future, find a foothold in the labor market or get an education?
Then become a business mentor for an international citizen who lacks knowledge about education in Denmark, connection to the labor market and networks.
As a business mentor, you can help support new citizens in their personal and professional development in Denmark. You are matched with a newly arrived international citizen, typically with the same professional background as you, and you meet 1-2 times a month near you. Together, you will find out how you can help your mentee achieve his or her goals of finding a professionally relevant job in Denmark or applying for a degree.
WHY BECOME A BUSINESS MENTOR?
WHAT DO I SAY YES TO?
WHO CAN BE MENTOR?
You can become a mentor if you live or work in or around Aarhus municipality. You must have knowledge and experience of the labor market or education system and want to pass this on to your mentee.
WHO ARE MENTEES?
Mentees are primarily between 20 and 50 years. They live in your local area or in a neighboring municipality. Some have only lived in Denmark for half a year and are learning Danish, while others have lived in Denmark for a long time and have had a permanent job, but are now unemployed. They are either completely unemployed or part-time and lack the network and industry knowledge as well as knowledge of the Danish labor market to get a foot inside or get a supplementary position so that they can support themselves. They have all their education and work experience from their home country - resources they want to contribute to Danish society. As a business mentor, you can make a big difference here!
The overall goal of a mentoring program with an international citizen is to help the mentee put his business skills into a Danish perspective. This can be done, for example, through clarification of competence, help with further education or job search, general insight into the Danish labor market or help to start a business network. In addition, a business mentoring process can also help to strengthen the language skills of the mentee by acquiring the Danish language.
Meetings are held near you so you don't have to spend time on transportation - exactly where, you decide with your mentee. Often, mentor couples choose to meet at a cafe, library, mentor's workplace or similar.
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I INVEST?
As a starting point, you should use approx. four hours each month for six months with your mentee. You and your mentee continuously adjust their time consumption based on needs and opportunities. In addition, between your meetings, you will receive telephone calls from one of our mentoring consultants, who offer good advice and tools.
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