The U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is seeking mentors and protégés for its newly launched USNC Professional Mentoring Pilot Program. The program—to span over a six-month period—is an opportunity for emerging standards professionals to enter into a one-on-one relationship with a more experienced member of the standards community for the purpose of career retention, development, and overall success.
The mentoring program serves to foster the growth of emerging standards and conformity assessment professionals and enable them to be successful in their endeavors, whether their goals are to take on leadership roles in U.S. or international programs, or to be successful contributing experts or delegates. As such, the USNC pilot program is part of an effort to retain new standards and conformity assessment professionals and to help fill the pipeline for future leaders in the USNC.
Program participants are asked to hold, at minimum, monthly calls with their mentor or protégé; time will not exceed five hours per month. The program also requires two formal check-ins with USNC program administrators over the course of the six month period.