Leading by Example
The main role of a Vocational Mentor at ASTRO is to help individuals create a pathway towards meaningful employment. The majority of the clientele we serve have little work experience or training. Mentorships are designed to help people who are in need of career development education and training. A mentor acts as a life coach, and is encouraged to assist in both professional and recreational development, which helps to encourage a well rounded lifestyle.
Mentorships are carried out perpetually throughout the year and take place at ASTRO approved job sites and in the client’s respective communities. Mentor positions are held by community members who want to make a difference in someones life. For many of our proteges, a job is a step towards freedom and independence. Registration is now open for Mentor/Protege positions. We have a variety of training opportunities including youth development, retail stock processing, warehouse labor, painting and porter services.
By providing vocational information and resources on our website, we are increasing access to information for people searching for jobs. Through rigorous recruitment and training guidelines, we assure that our mentors adhere to best practices when instructing or training the individual for the purpose of achieving job tenure. Mentors encourage personal development by promoting: improvement in diet, increased exercise, and self expression. The positive and negative effects of such behavior modification is monitored and recorded in hopes to link these activities with improved mental and physical health and successful careers.