Executive Council
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
April 9, 2019

Provincial Government Now Accepting Applications for Expanded Student Mentorship Program

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, is inviting applications from employers for the Student Mentorship Program.

The employer-driven program supports summer career development opportunities in the agriculture, aquaculture, technology, forestry, mining, community, and oil and gas sectors. The Provincial Government made these sectors a focus for development as part of The Way Forward, which included commitments to help residents explore careers in these fields.

Participants are partnered with a mentor who is an established professional in their field of interest. This partnership provides valuable work experience and enables participants to develop the skills, knowledge and connections they need to begin their careers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

More information about the Student Mentorship Program, including the application form for employers, can be found here. The deadline for applications is May 2, 2019.

This year’s Student Mentorship Program is supported by $280,000 in federal funding and was developed in response to discussions with stakeholders at industry summits held throughout the province.

Last year, the Student Mentorship Program connected 52 youth with employers in four targeted sectors.

The Student Mentorship Program delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

Quotes
“The experience and connections young workers gain through the Student Mentorship Program increase their employability right here at home. Students gain real-world work experience and employers benefit from strengthening the skills of the province’s future workforce.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

“The Student Mentorship Program is an exciting opportunity for youth in Newfoundland and Labrador. I know first-hand that student-employer partnerships are mutually beneficial and undoubtedly help young adults gain valuable experience and develop their careers.”
Mark Murdoch
Co-Chair, Premier’s Youth Council

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Media contacts
Erin Sulley
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
erinsulley@gov.nl.ca

Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595
RyanCrocker@gov.nl.ca

2019 04 09                              2:55 p.m.