What is the CND Mentor Program?

The CND Mentor Program provides a support of network for students, and prospective students, in specific populations (known as Perkins V) within the Career and Technical Education (CTE) community. 

The Mentor program encourages the exploration of CTE programs of study and careers, self-advocacy, leadership, inclusion, and the creation of social and career-oriented networks. This program also seeks to encourage and support students who are choosing a career path based on individual interest, talent, and ability regardless of traditional gender stereotypes.

The skills, experiences, and opportunities students gain through participation in the CND Mentor Program increase their ability to reach personal and academic goals as they move through college and onto employment in their chosen field.

See the "Be a Mentor" or “Be a Mentee” tab below for more information!

Be a Mentor!

CND Mentors

  • Encourage exploration of Technical Education Careers
  • Facilitate the transition to college by creating a welcoming and informative environment.
  • Serve as a resource for information about academic policies and programs, resources (on and off campus), and activities.
  • Model creative and intellectual inquiry.
  • Serve as academic and social role models.

Mentors work approximately 3 hours per week including training, recruiting, and planning Industry Expert Speaker presentations. In return, mentors receive up to $500.00 in compensation over the course of the semester.

If you are interested in being a Mentor choose the Apply to be a Mentor button below. Once your application is submitted, the Coordinator of the Center for New Directions will contact you.


Need More Info?

Coordinator, Center for New Direction