An employment support program with a difference

Mentoring 2 Work

Offering young adults support towards a career of their choice.

At Mentoring 2 Work (M2W), it was all about creating an individual, unique pathway for our participants into employment, through the guidance of a mentor with mature industry experience and real-world networks.

For young adults between 18 and 25 across the Perth North metro area, receiving a Centrelink payment and looking for work, we provided the opportunity to co-create a career map to work on and gain continuing support along their journey with a mentor into worthwhile and secure employment. Because of this tailored approach, M2W was facilitated without an agenda, fixed deadlines or pre-determined trajectories. Each young adult’s journey through the program was unique to them, their circumstances and preferences.

For mentors, who were volunteering their time, expertise and knowledge, it was important that they always felt supported and engaged by the M2W team and fellow mentors, so they were provided with ongoing networking opportunities through online forums and dedicated networking events as well as professional development offerings.

Because Mentoring 2 Work is a funded research program for the Department of Social Services, it will come to an end on June 30, 2020 and, given the nominal 6-month duration of the program, we are no longer accepting new participants (young adults and mentors).

If you would like to find out any more information on Mentoring 2 Work please send us an email and we will be back in touch.



COTA WA are excited to unveil this short documentary that chronicles the journey of our Mentoring 2 Work program. As the program enters the final phase, UWA Centre for Social Impact are undertaking the evaluation process which will document the impact on young adults being supported by older mentors in terms of employability and career… Read More

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The team at M2W have started production on a short documentary to chronicle the long and interesting journey of our program. Over the next few weeks our program partners at United Way WA, the Centre for Social Impact at UWA as well as reps from Jobactive, M2W mentors and, most importantly, young adults will get… Read More

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As we come to the end of 2019, the team at M2W reflects on the numerous achievements of the program from a busy year: 100th mentor recruited 215 young adults recruited 44 new jobs commenced for our participants 31 formal study commencements 10 mentor orientation workshops 30 promotional presentations at jobactive providers The team celebrated… Read More

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