MinQ: Mentoring for Immigrant Women with Qualifications
Are you an immigrant woman with good qualifications, but are finding it difficult to enter the Swiss labour market? Would you like assistance in finding a job? We work together with a network of volunteer mentors to offer support tailored to you and your profession.
Course: MinQ: Mentoring for Immigrant Women with Qualifications
Course length: 12 sessions with a mentor during 6 months
Level: B1 based on the CEFR is required (mentoring sessions are in German)
Mentoring: CHF 200.–
Mentors work on a volunteer basis. Expenses can be reimbursed after a receipt is submitted.
Would you like to learn more about our mentoring programme or become a mentor?
For more information, please click on additional course Information.
Specifics: We are taking safeguards related to the corona pandemic. Please note the relevant additions to our general terms and conditions and the FAQ.
Why is our MinQ mentoring programme right for you?
> You will receive individual support from an experienced mentor who has a wide network and is familiar with your professional area.
> You can ask your mentor about general integration issues and discuss intercultural topics in depth.
> Your mentor will support you through the ups and downs of the job application process.
How can you sign up for our MinQ mentoring programme?
> Fill out the online contact form below, send us an email or contact our office for more information.
> We will then contact you to arrange a profile meeting (approx. 1 hour).
> Please bring (a draft of) your CV and a list of your references to this meeting.
> We will look for a suitable mentor for you.
> You will meet with your mentor and discuss how you will work together in the future.
> You will be accompanied by your mentor for approximately six months, during which time you will have at least twelve mentoring sessions.
> You can discuss your mentorship with its programme director at any time.
How can you become a mentor?
We are continually looking to expand our mentor network.
> Fill out the online contact form below (write in the comments field that you would like to be a mentor).
> We will then send you a questionnaire and contact you to arrange a personal meeting.
Mentoring–a success story!
The completed project phase of 2015–2106 was very successful. Out of 20 participants, 9 found a job, 7 found an internship, 1 participant became self-employed and 1 participant pursued additional qualifications that furthered her professional goals. Two women left the programme early due to pregnancy and illness. In most cases, participants’ contact/friendship with their mentors extended beyond the official six months.
Mentors benefit from exchanging ideas with their mentees and can gain new perspectives on their own work and culture as well as on the topic of integration. Participants’ personal networks can be expanded through the regular mentoring sessions. Moreover, sharing knowledge gained over the years is a rewarding and meaningful experience. Become a part of our network–as a mentor or a mentee!
Participants in the World Wide women course automatically have the opportunity to join the mentoring programme free of cost.
Female participants of other K5 courses and other female migrants pay CHF 200.- for the six-month-long mentoring programme after a successful matching with a mentor.
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