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2022 Canterbury Tech Mid-Career Mentor Programme 2 (Application Period)

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Canterbury Tech wants to grow world-class talent for our local Tech Sector. This mentoring programme is for mid-career professionals working in Canterbury, New Zealand’s technology industry. Many successful people credit one or more mentors who made a big impact in helping them achieve early success.

Tuesday 12th April – Mentor Applications Open
Monday 2nd May - Mentee Applications Open
Monday 16th May - Mid-Career Applications Close
*Tuesday 31st May - Mid-Career Meet & Greet (online)

*Attendance at this online meet and greet is a requirement of participation.

This mentor programme, back by popular demand, is based on the 2019 Canterbury Tech Winter Mentor programme set up by Roger Nesbitt. Our 2021 mentor programme sold out.  This year, our 2022 Canterbury Tech programme continues to be aimed at people who are working and are midway through their tech career and looking for support to improve their current job.

Mentoring isn’t just useful for the mentee, it’s great for mentors too. Mentors will be challenged to stay at the top of their game to provide up-to-date advice.

The 2022 Canterbury Tech Mentor programme is a 12-week mentor matching programme, comprising six fortnightly mentoring sessions across the winter season, June to August. It is run by volunteers who commit to approximately two hours every two weeks including preparation for mentors and actions for the mentees. In persona attendance at the Meet and Greet event is a required.

Mentors apply by obtaining a ticket here at no cost. Mentees can apply by buying a ticket here for $25 incl GST. We hope to place all applicants but if your mentee application is unsuccessful, we will give you a full refund. Participation in the online Meet and Greet event is a requirement. 

Full details can be found here:


As a mentor: 

“Being a mentor was well worthwhile, great to be able to give something back."

"I really felt like I helped my mentee with their goals, made progress and gained a friend!"

"I would totally recommend it to anyone next year and also put my hand up for it again.”

“I feel like both mentors and mentees get a lot of insight. It's mutually beneficial, and seeing the positive change is rewarding.”

"A fantastic opportunity to learn (whether a mentor or mentee) and explore the IT career landscape in Canterbury."

As a mentee:
" Do it! For me it's been a big help in setting my direction in life and where to now focus my efforts. It's an awesome programme!"

"It's great to have an outside perspective on your career goals. Remember that you get out what you put in, so sign-up and give it a shot."

“I was impressed with the quality of the mentors and the opportunities which arose from the programme.”

“The programme met and exceeded my expectations.”

“My mentor truly helped me build the confidence I needed and each week, he set homework for me that was a step closer towards starting a career in the tech industry”

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