ERIC Number: ED354362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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Mentoring to Support the Mission of a Government Agency.
Chiogioji, Eleanor N.; Pritz, Sandra G.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has implemented a coherent recruitment, training, and professional development program to provide the technical talent necessary to run DOE's many complex operations. Designed to provide recently graduated, entry-level engineers and scientists the learning and experience requisite to effective job performance and successful career development, the Technical Intern Program (TIP) is also oriented toward instilling in these newly hired graduates a DOE corporate "culture" of technical professionalism. TIP is a 2- to 3-year training program that provides interns the academic and practical, hands-on experience that will broaden their understanding of energy-related issues and strengthen their technical capabilities. Integral to TIP is the DOE Mentoring Program, aimed at providing the senior managers who serve as mentors to interns the knowledge and skills requisite to effective mentoring. Developed by the Center on Education and Training for Employment, the Mentoring Program consists of four workshops for mentors, supervisors, interns, and teams. The methodology used to develop this customized, client-oriented program has four parts: gain an understanding of the organization and its goals and expectations for the program; tap the research base; design the program, matching the relevant research to the organizational needs; and follow up and modify the program. After 1 year of operation, the Mentoring Program appears to be beneficial. The program flourishes where administration and line manager support is strong and visible. (YLB)
Descriptors: Energy Occupations, Engineering Technology, Internship Programs, Interprofessional Relationship, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Mentors, Needs Assessment, Professional Development, Program Design, Program Development, Public Agencies, Recruitment, Technical Occupations, Workshops
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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