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The Facilities Planning and Development Mentorship Program

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“The goal of the mentorship program is to create a dynamic engagement process for students to interact
with built environment practitioners in an environment that promotes soft skill development, career readiness while imparting knowledge from the mentor to the mentee.”

- Rueben C. Smith, D.C.Sc., Vice Chancellor & Chief Facilities Executive

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The mentorship program will be launched the summer of 2021.

  • It seeks to partner LACCD students with industry professionals willing to guide them through the balance the critical skills learned in a classroom, on the job.
  • It promotes “knowledge transfer” in design, construction, planning, environmental sustainability, business, maintenance, or facilities related field.
  • It promotes professional development and career readiness.
  • It provides the development of one-on-one partnerships through guided topics, suggested activities, and networking opportunities.
  • It helps build emotional intelligence (self awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills) needed for career success.
  • It creates a platform for the development of future leaders.

Together, we can create pathways beyond the classroom to guide a student for a lifetime! If you had ever wanted to return the favor - I hope you will consider signing up as a mentor.

40% of LACCD students are over age 25
17% of students are 35 or older
70% of students are underserved minorities

Mentorship Opportunities

  • Job shadowing.
  • Introduction to a professional environment.
  • Introduction to community-based organizations.
  • (USGBC –LA Chapter, CMAA, AIA, DBIA, etc…)
  • Active construction job site observation.
  • (i.e. Witness Concrete Pours and Crane Movement).
  • Attend design review/peer review sessions with architect and engineers.
  • Introduction to daily safety observations and awareness.
  • Engage with faculty who are also industry professionals.
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Engagement Process

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  1. Profile Development Students Interests.
  2. Mentors Attributes Virtual Mentorship Mixer: Mentor & Match Process.
  3. Program Administrator Partnership Engagement.
  4. Disciple & Trade Coordination Monitor and Evaluate.
  5. Interactive Plan Engagement Guidelines.
  6. Apprenticeship and Internship Opportunities.

Mentor and Match Process

Mentor and Match Chart

Mentorship Program

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