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 will be two separate programs with different objectives and outcomes and is in response to an identified need in the community to support those who have served in South Australia to further develop their personal and professional skills.
The first is the Female Veteran Mentoring Program and is open to all those who identify as female who have had military experience currently living in South Australia.
The second is the Former Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) and Other Ranks Mentoring Program which 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 for opened on April 12, 2021 and will close 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.