Apply for the USW District 6 Mentoring Program
Posted 2018-Sep-13

‘Steelworkers Mentoring Steelworkers' is a brand-new program launched by USW District 6.

This program is designed for members who want to learn how to get more active within the Union or more politically active in their community (Learners), as well as for members who have the experience and desire to support the growth of new and emerging Steelworker activists (Mentors).
 
 
The mentorship program aims at:
 

  • Increasing the confidence and abilities of activists and leaders within our Union
  • Encouraging more political and community activism
  • Providing opportunities for networking and life-long learning inside our Union 
  • Building the skills of activists to strengthen our Union

 
As a volunteer-based program, Learners and Mentors are expected to meet on their own time. However, selected applicants will attend an orientation session with costs covered by the program.
 
Learners are members who want to learn about how they can be active and make connections in our Union directly from someone with experience as a local union activist or leader. They commit to a minimum of 1 conversation a month for 12 months with their assigned Mentor. Learners will be asked to provide periodic feedback to the USW Mentoring Program Coordinator.
 
Mentors are Steelworkers who guide and offer support to their assigned Learner. They commit to a minimum of 1 conversation a month for 12 months. Mentors will be asked to provide periodic feedback to the USW Mentoring Program Coordinator.
 
USW District 6 is now accepting applications from both Learners and Mentors for the 2019 mentorship program. Applications should be sent by December 31, 2018.
 
USW District 6 especially encourages applications from members who are NextGen, women, workers of colour, Aboriginal, LGBTQ2SIA+, or living with a disability.
 
USW Local 1944 invites our members in Ontario to sign up as a Learner or as a Mentor.
 
In Solidarity,
 
USW Local 1944