Bridge is a Mentoring Program characterized by a one-to-one relationship where a skilled professional in a particular field of industry or organization (mentor), serves as a role model for a less experienced new immigrant (mentee). The mentor coaches, guides, counsels, encourages their mentee with the purpose of promoting the latter’s professional and/or personal development, while helping them integrate into the local workforce and professional arena.
Bridge primarily focuses on:
Helping new immigrants achieve educational qualifications and professional certifications in order to meet local job requirements
Supporting new immigrants through integration into the local culture, work groups and professional associations and become gainfully deployed in the industry
Preparing immigrants to join the workforce in a new geographical location