The Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia (Finland) developed and tested a Mentoring Model in the context of vocational education.
The aim of the mentoring model was to prevent educational drop-outs. But the mentoring model was also expected to be effective in teaching mentoring and multicultural skills for mentors and supporting their studies. The process will, eventually, strengthen students, both mentors and mentees, competencies needed in modern working life. As a result, two-way integration is highlighted and strengthened.
The models were tested in three piloting phases. After the first one, feedback was collected from both mentors and mentees, and it was analysed to further develop the models for us in Pilot 2.
Contact: Aino Malin