March 4, Ottawa, ON – Today Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) launches Mentor Junction, a free, online mentorship platform for Canada’s electricity sector. The free, user-friendly platform facilitates mentor relationships among current and prospective workers in the sector.
Mentorship is a proven strategy for supporting career development and the professional success of women, young workers and underrepresented workers in the electricity sector. Mentor relationships offer benefits to mentors and mentees alike; mentees grow their professional network while receiving career guidance, and mentors can ensure the next generation of leaders are well-equipped. For a sector looking to diversify and attract young talent, mentorship offers a path for empowering diverse voices in early stages of their careers.
The platform builds on EHRC’s previous work supporting mentor relationships among women in the sector through their Connected Women program. The new platform includes a suite of specialized resources facilitating women’s mentorship, as well as the ability to find mentors based on gender, years of experience and more. In making the benefits of mentorship accessible across the sector, the platform accepts participants of all genders at all stages of their careers looking for a variety of mentorship opportunities.
“As a young worker looking to get a foot in the door of the industry at an exciting time of change, having a mentor they can go to with questions opens up an array of professional opportunities that a junior employee or student may not be aware of. Mentorship creates equitable pathways for success by linking those who may face barriers to career advancement with their greatest resource, an experienced leader.” said Michelle Branigan, CEO of EHRC.
Anyone working in the electricity sector is encouraged to join Mentor Junction now at https://mentor.electricityhr.ca
About Electricity Human Resources Canada
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is Canada’s most trusted source for objective human resource and market information, with the tools to guide business planning and development for the Canadian electricity industry. We provide a platform for current industry needs, identify ways to make Canadian businesses “best in class,” and forecast industry trends and issues. Our work enables the industry to map workforce supply to demand and to foster growth and innovation in employers and employees. This improves the quality of service industry provides and improves the confidence Canadians have in the industry.
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