Our pilot Veterans Mentoring Program has officially launched!!
At our induction and launch event on July 6 2021, our participants finally had the opportunity to meet in-person for the first time and our participants in regional South Australia were able to join the event remotely in real-time via a live stream and Zoom meeting.
Following the induction, The Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, officially opened the program. Our mentors and mentees then had the opportunity to network with professionals and leaders from the South Australian community.
The room was full of excitement and anticipation and we are excited to watch the program progress and see the positive outcomes for both our valued former ADF members and their mentors.
Launched on April 12, 2021, the Veterans SA Mentor Program is an inaugural pilot, designed to connect members of the veteran community to leaders and professionals across the South Australian community.
There are two separate programs with different objectives and outcomes in response to identified needs in the community. The program will support those who have served in South Australia to further develop their personal and professional skills.
The Female Veteran Mentoring Program is open to all those who identify as female who have had military experience currently living in South Australia.
The Former Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) and Other Ranks Mentoring Program is targeted to support the professional development of participants who have left the Defence Force within the past 3-8 years as a NCO or Other Rank.
When will the programs take place?
Mentee and Mentor nominations opened on April 12, 2021 and closed on May 31, 2021.
Successful Mentees and Mentors will be notified by June 25, 2021.
The program will formally commence in July 2021 and conclude in January 2022.
What commitment is required?
Mentors and Mentees should meet monthly. The suggested duration for each session is an hour to an hour and a half.
How many places will be offered?
There will be up to 12 mentee places offered for the Female Veteran Mentoring Program and 12 mentee places offered for the Former NCO and Other Ranks Mentoring Program.
How do I apply?
Applications for this program have now closed.
Where do I find out more?
To read more about the pilot program and to find out more about the benefits to both Mentees and Mentors of participating in this exciting program click on our Mentoring program FAQS.