Willing and Able Mentoring (WAM) Program matches university students with disability with mentors in the professional area in which the student is interested.
In the ten years WAM Program has been operating, mentees report that through their participation they have:
- gained confidence and clarity about their career direction
- valuable contacts in the professional area
- increased skills in developing their resume
- improved interview skills
- developed ideas about solving disability related challenges
Some mentees gained work-placements and others have even gained a job.
The WAM Program involves:
- a half day workshop describing what the WAM Program is all about, communication and networking skills, and ideas about disclosure of disability;
- a series of 8, one to two hour mentoring sessions in the mentor's workplace;
- debriefing and certificate presentation event at the conclusion of the program.