Being a mentor means my knowledge doesn't end with me! Passing down what I've learned over the years and teaching apprentices the correct way to do things is important to me.
Creig Yates |
And the best way to learn, he says? Ask questions! Creig always likes to tell those entering the industry to get curious and ask. There’s no such thing as a stupid question!
Our mentors ensure the apprentices not only receive high caliber on-the-job training but also high caliber guidance on career development. Labor Manager Mike Spiering approaches mentorship as a way to help his apprentices develop a better, brighter career. But Mike isn’t looking to just teach the technical skills. He also wants to help build up leadership skills as well, he explains: “A mentor leads-by-example and takes the initiative to show others the skills and knowledge needed to carry on tasks and operations.”
It's also important to have the patience to teach thoroughly in a positive atmosphere, because one day, your mentee may become the mentor.
Mike Spiering |
Want to hear more about other mentorships at Power Design? Check out the Mentorship Mantra of Big Mike and Little Mike out west.