CCYP Mentor Exchange begins third year

Provides myriad of mentorship opportunities

Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP), one of Cape Cod’s fastest growing non-profit, business, and membership networking groups, announced that their Mentor Exchange program will enter its third year with the immediate availability of applications for both mentors and mentees looking to participate in the program.

Data from the Shape the Cape survey demonstrated the challenges related to mentoring, professional development, and peer network development that often played a pivotal role in the decision of young workers to leave the region and seek employment and launch entrepreneurial ventures elsewhere. As a result of this feedback, CCYP launched the Career Connect Mentor Exchange two years ago. Building off the prior years’ success, the program this year features a more in depth mentor matching process to ensure greater impact on the young worker’s life and career on Cape Cod.

“The results from the Shape the Cape project continue to help us drive our programmatic work and increase opportunities and support for our members,” said Matt Cronin, founder and president, Boardwalk Business Group LLC and the President of the CCYP Board of Directors. “In its third edition, the Mentor Exchange program will have a more in depth mentor/mentee matching process so that we can ensure participants are matched in a way that delivers the greatest impact.”  

At its inception, the Mentor Exchange program received a grant award from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and was designed with the potential mentee benefits in mind:

  • ·         Support, advice, and constructive feedback on strengths and potential
  • ·         Accelerated skill development
  • ·         Smoother transition into work of their choice
  • ·         Improved self-awareness
  • ·         Sounding board for confidential issues
  • ·         Defined career/business development path
  • ·         Wider perspective of business on Cape Cod
  • ·         Enhanced understanding of importance of seeking mentors throughout career
  • ·         Expanded network of peers and mentors

CCYP was founded in November 2005 with the idea that Cape Cod could benefit from an organization of young professionals dedicated to the betterment of the region. Membership has grown during that time to over 1,200 today. Since 2013, CCYP has also taken a lead role in Shape the Cape initiatives to help young professionals move forward in the areas of civic engagement, career and professional development, and gaining access to housing that’s affordable.

To register for the Mentor Exchange Program or for more information about CCYP, visit http://capecodyoungprofessionals.org/career-resources/mentor-exchange-program/


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