Fact Sheet Mentoring in Practice
Supporting Mentors in Registered Apprenticeship for Young People
Stephen F. Hamilton, Zach Boren, Bhavani Arabandi
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Mentoring is integral to apprenticeship programs and plays a critical role in the success and retention of young apprentices. Mentors can help apprentices navigate the workplace, develop a combination of essential and technical skills, and deepen their engagement. In turn, mentors find value in developing leadership and management skills and sharing organizational insights. This fact sheet highlights the importance of mentoring in youth apprenticeship programs. It showcases mentor roles and what and how mentors teach and advise, and it provides some reflective questions mentors can ask as well as real-life challenging examples that mentors can use.

Research Areas Children and youth Education Workforce
Tags Apprenticeships Job quality and workplace standards Job training Labor force Transition-age youth Work supports Workforce development Youth development Youth employment and training
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population