Applications are now open for the next round of the ACS Canberra Mentoring Program- starting from 15 August
21 June 2023
- Members help members! Share your professional experiences and knowledge with people who need them in their profession life, click here to submite your application
- There are benefits for both mentors and mentees
- If you are not a member of ACS, join us now
- Applications Close: 21 Jul 2023, 5:00 PM AEST
Australian Computer Society (ACS), Canberra is delighted to present the opportunity to all of its members to participate in our next round of the Mentoring Program.
This is a six months program starting 15 Aug 2023.
Members help members! Share your professional experiences and knowledge with people who need them in their professional life. We encourage you (Canberra members) to get involved and take advantage of this incredible opportunity.
The purpose of Australian Computer Society (ACS) Canberra Mentoring Program is to provide an opportunity for members to help members; to connect individuals with those seeking advice and guidance to develop their careers.
- A mentor is someone who has more experience than a mentee and can provide guidance and advice to the mentee to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitude required for the position and future professional life.
- A mentee is someone who is willing to learn and take advice under the guidance of an experienced member (mentor), to improve and grow both personally and professionally in the specific field and professional life.
There are benefits for both mentor and mentee.
- Being a mentor goes far beyond the rewarding feeling of 'giving back'. Mentors also build on their leadership, coaching and story-telling skills.
- Mentees gain a lot from being mentored, but it's not just career development, also other benefits as well including networking and professional connections.
Mentoring matching process
To participate, members provide details via online application process that identifies their needs and/or areas of interest. Once this is completed, the applications are assessed to produce possible Mentor and Mentee matches.
Eligibility and requirements:
- The program is exclusive to current financial ACS members located in Canberra at the time of application and during the program. Professional Year members are not eligible at this time.
- The duration of the Mentoring Program is six months starting from February & August each year.
- Committement: Usually you will be committing to approximately 15 hours max over the six months time period.
- The Mentor and Mentee agree to actively participate in the Program for the full duration of their engagement. But we also understand that life sometimes changes things and we can accommodate this when it occurs.
- If you are not a member of ACS, you can join us now: https://www.acs.org.au/join-acs.html
Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted and advised the mentor & mentee match result and invited to the program launch on 15 Aug, where you will meet with your mentor or mentee and ACS staff in person.
- For a copy of ACS Mentoring Program Handbook
- Click here to apply for becoming a mentor or mentee now
*Application closes: 21 Jul 2023, 5:00 PM AEDT.
Key activity & dates for this round:
- Applications are open: 21 June
- Application closed: 21 July
- Mentors & mentees matching finalised: 25 July
- Mentor & Mentee match results are announced, and contact details will be shared between mentor & mentee: 2 August
- Information session for Mentors (via Teams)
- Information session for Mentees (via Teams)
- Program progress checking-in: Sept, via email & survey
- Mid-program catch up and educational session followed by networking: Oct, In-person
- Program progress checking-in: Nov, via email & survey
- Mid-program catch up and educational session followed by networking: Dec, In-person
- Program graduation for the Mentoring Program (Aug 23 - Jan 24): Feb 2024, In-person
Please contact ACS Canberra Branch email@example.com if you are interested in being a mentor/or mentee.
About Australian Computer Society (ACS)
ACS is the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector. Our purpose is to promote Australian ICT resources for Australia to be a world leader in tech. With over 48,000 members across the nation, ACS provides professional development resources and support, to help members in re-skilling or up-skilling needs to improve their professionalism.
There are four types of membership, starting with Associate (AACS) membership and progressing through to Fellow (FACS).
- As a member of ACS, you can use MySFIA to identify your skills gap and compare your skills against the internationally recognized SFIA Framework. SFIA is a global ICT skills framework tool that enables you to identify ICT skills and capabilities.
- ACS professional certifications are technology agnostic, recognising transferable skills and competencies. Once certified, members must comply with the Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
About the ACS Canberra Hub
The Hub is a custom-built collaborative space for members to drop by and use as a hotspot for meetings and events. Meeting room hire is also available to members and non-members.