MENTORS AND MENTIIS ON-LINE MEETINGS AND EVALUATIONS
By Oznur Sen | Project Leader
mentiis and mentors
After our mentor and mentii pairs formed and started their monthly meetings, we focused on supervision and evaluation meetings with our mentors.
During the first on-line meeting in January GROW model of coaching and mentoring was explained and two workshop sessions were held with the participation of 133 mentors. Later in January two sessions of evaluation meetings were also held.
Following the Feb 6 earthquake which affected 11 cities and many students taking part in the mentorship project. We started a series of pyschosocial support meetings for our mentors and mentiis. The first meeting is on March 15th and conscious and unconscious effects of the disaster, common reactions people have after traumatic situations and when psycological support will be needed will be subjects discussed with coach Kerem Erkman.
In January mentiis also joined 4 online sessions on Technology and Innovation seminars organized by Women in Technolgy (WTech) and Türk Traktör.
Another event aimed to increase the number females working in technical jobs was for STEM students . 100 CYDD students took part in the innovation competition organized by General Electricand shared their ideas on the “ Future of Aviation”.
By Guldal Ebeoglu | Project Division CYDD Headquarters
CYDD mentors meeting online
In order to reveal the impact of the Mentoring Project, an impact analysis study was conducted in the 10th year of the Project. In this context, the mentees participating in the Mentoring Project and other scholarship students of CYDD who are not participants of the Project were compared in terms of behaviors, abilities and self-concept.
. Mentees participating in the Mentoring Project seem to be more interested in their own careers and more skilled in collecting information to achieve their career goals.
. In the study, it was revealed that the Project had positive effects on the career adaptability of the mentees.
. Mentees have statistically significant high self-efficacy in fulfilling career planning and problem solving tasks.
In 2022-2023 school year we are aiming 1000 pairings but we already have 1200 mentee and 300 new mentor applications. Our mentor pool is increasing every year with new applications.
We have started our mentor trainings and mentee trainings will follow soon after.Below is a short summary of the past 10 years of the Project.
Thank you for the support you have been giving to our Project..
As we start the second decade of our project, this year we aim to reach 1000-1200 mentor-menti pairs from all CYDD branches that give university scholarships.
An important decision taken this year is to have as many as possible mentors from among CYDD alumni. The prerequisite for being a mentor is a work experience of minimum 3 years and priority will be given to CYDD graduates who have been in the workplace for at least three years. We hope to have some young mentors who previously were menti students in the first years of the same project.
Another breakthrough in the project is the implementation of an impact analysis study. During the first ten years of the project, internal assessments and evaluations were regularly made with questionnaires sent to both menti students and their mentors. At the end of our tenth year we have started a more thorough impact analysis study in collaboration with Ms Kizbu who is the Director of Independent Evaluation Laboratory at Koç University Istanbul. The results of this first survey will be available by mid August and we hope to share it with you in our next report.
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