To create an effective young workforce through mentoring and industry partnerships.
To combine the power of technology with the personal attention of a mentor to effectively reach a greater number of college students embarking on meaningful lifelong careers, thereby supporting the workforce pipeline in Alabama.
Meeting the Need
The soft skills of professionalism, communication, leadership, critical thinking and self-confidence are significant to forming workforce readiness.
There is a positive relationship between effective mentoring and workforce readiness. One on one mentorship participants are more likely to find and keep a job than those without such support.
Top reasons companies do not participate in a mentoring program:
- Lack of funds to invest in a full-time staff person
- Lack of time because employees are already too busy doing their assignments
- Lack of resources and materials to train mentors
The MillBridge Foundation will seek partnerships/grants to offer mentoring at no cost to members.