Propel Mentorship Program

Propel Mentorship Program

What is the Propel Mentorship Program?

Designed specifically for entry-level and mid-career professionals, the BMI Propel Mentorship is a mentorship program intended to assist Black people in their entry and mid-career professional level to reach their desired career goals. Professionals will have the opportunity to work with mentors to set career-specific goals, establish self-advocacy techniques, and gain the skills and resources needed to successfully attain professional and personal advancement.

  • You identify as a Black professional who is at your
    • Entry-level - (Typical age range: 15-25)
    • Mid-career - (Typical age range: 25-45)
  • You live in Canada.
  • You can commit to two hours bi-weekly sessions monthly.
  • You can commit to registering for at least one of the offered skill-building programs.
  • You are ready to learn new skills to propel your career.
  • You are prepared to expand your network.

What will participants learn?

  • Communicate their value with their manager to excel in their career (oral and written communication skills),
  • Build professional relationships that lead to career advancement,
  • Build self-confidence and gather tools to navigate workplace challenges and excel in their career,
  • Obtain financial freedom by learning critical yet straightforward financial concepts to reach their financial goals,
  • Enhance career skills - gain new perspectives and decision-making techniques,
  • Work ethics - employability skills and professionalism, teamwork, problem-solving, planning and organizing, self-management, critical thinking, and leadership skills.

What is the goal of the propel mentorship program?

  • Close the leadership gap in the black community.
  • Connect black youths, entry-level and mid-career professionals with mentors.
  • Provide information, career development resources, education, and skill-building through mentorship.
  • Create career success stories and visible role models for all people.
  • Inspire black youth and future generations through mentorship.

Hear what participants are saying about the Propel Mentorship Program.

Program Duration:

The Propel Mentorship Program is a 6 month cohort running from from January to June & July to December annually.

After Completing the 6 month cohort

Upon completing the 6-month cohort, participants who meet the criteria will be referred to our partnering organization FedCap for career and job placement support. 

FedCap will pair candidates who completed the BMI Propel Mentorship 6-month cohort and those who met the referral criteria with a dedicated career support agent who will provide personalized job hunting assistance, ensuring those looking for jobs or advancement attain their desired career goals.

How can FedCap support you?

  • One-to-one career planning
  • Job search advice and training
  • Access to employee and employer support funds i.e. financial support to purchase work clothes and
  • equipment, transportation funds, etc.
  • Personalized employment action plans
  • Skills training and development focused on current local labour market opportunities
  • Direct links to local employers through a range of employer services
  • 12 months of retention support once in work to ensure sustainable employment

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