OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The ASE Education Foundation is launching a workplace mentoring program for the automotive repair and service sector, designed to help businesses identify and train their service personnel to become mentors.
The foundation — formerly known as NATEF — is teaming with U Inc.'s S/P2 divisionto develop and distribute the Workplace Mentoring System, which offers online courses covering the roles of the three key players — the mentor, the mentee and the manager.
The courses explain the roles and responsibilities of a mentor and a mentee, as well as laying out the responsibilities of the manager who should oversee the mentor-mentee relationship. It includes content from choosing the mentor and hiring the mentee, to handling business decisions such as pay plans and tool issues.
"Mentoring is an essential component of a successful 'grow your own' employee process," Trish Serratore, president of the ASE Education Foundation, said.
"S/P2 has created an online mentoring program that…allows the instructor to be involved, to monitor and to be a resource. We see this opportunity to team up with S/P2 as a way to help the industry grow the next generation of technicians, both in the classroom and in the shop."