E-Mentoring Platforms: Leveraging Technology to Deliver Mentoring Solutions for Youth
This knowledge brief describes the operational structure of e-mentoring platforms. Mentoring has always been a key component in designing and delivering youth employment solutions. Youth employment literature has highlighted the importance of supplementing formal training programs with a more personal mentoring approach in which an experienced mentor guides a young mentee towards developing critical industry/professional skills. Soft skills like communications, networking, and confidence lend themselves to more customized delivery models based on mentoring.
The Brief also addresses how e-mentoring platforms can adapt their operations to provide mentoring in areas with low bandwidth or no connectivity. This will enable platforms to be more inclusive in their approach and include a more diverse mentee population.