Vacancy Announcement for Mentors from TTIs

Vacancy Announcement for Mentors from TTIs
The Ministry of Education (MoE) with the support of Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently piloting a career mentoring program for about 2,000 students in grade XI to XII.  The goal is to encourage the right persons to enroll in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutes after school graduation.

In order to conduct the program, MoE intends to select 200 mentors from all TTIs and recent TTI graduates.  The selected mentors will be trained by Counsellors under MoE for about five days tentatively during 16-20 September 2021.

Job Description

The mentors will provide advice and guidance to grade XI and XII students (mentees) to support their progression and achievement of those students. This may include academic and/or pastoral issues and may require an awareness of and liaison with additional student support services provided by the schools. Most importantly, the grade XI and XII students should grow their interest in pursuing the TVET courses.

Mentors will communicate with mentees on a one-to-one basis, to discuss with them their plans after completing secondary school. The session could be in person and online. Apart from official meeting, mentors and mentees are encouraged to communicate frequently using other means of communication such as social media or via text messages.

Main Responsibilities

  • To communicate with mentees on a one-to-one basis, at least 4 times (1 hour per session) to discuss with them their plans after completing secondary school and TVET education opportunities.
  • To give live information and clearer understanding about “TVET life”.
  • To identify when a student may be experiencing difficulties and develop a plan to support the student who is in need.
  • To provide constructive feedbacks and extract the best qualities out of the mentees.
  • To organize and deliver advice and resources to mentees that help them achieve their educational, professional and/or personal goals.
  • To accompany mentees for TVET school and Industry visits.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The students applying for mentors should be TVET students, or domestic/overseas workers who graduated from TVET.
  • They should be able to provide mentoring to Grade XI and XII students.
  • They should have an experience of dealing with difficult, sensitive or unexpected situations.
  • They should have excellent communication skills.
  • They should have ability to listen and to initiate contact with other students in a confident manner.

 Remuneration

As a token of appreciation for the time and effort, each mentor will be provided a lumpsum amount of Nu 6,000 (Ngultrum Six Thousand Only) after fulfilling all the required tasks. Other incidental costs related to travel, phone calls and internet data will be reimbursed.

 How to Apply

Please submit the latest CV and a copy of grade X academic marksheet to cheku.bhutan@gmail.com by 31 August 2021. All eligible mentors will then receive an online survey link as part of recruitment process. The announcement of the selected mentors will be made by the respective TTI administration on or before 7 September 2021.