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Apprentice Mentor Program

HIA Mentor Program | Employers

What’s the Mentor Program all about?

There are many challenges facing apprentices today within the residential building industry. The current drop out rate is 50% in the first two years of an apprenticeship. HIA has entered into this program to help build the apprentices within our industry into future business owners, builders, managers and leaders.

This program is completely confidential and is funded by the Australian Government making it free for all apprentices in the residential building industry.

What does a mentor do?

Mentors are a specially trained team who work at HIA and can help apprentices through the everyday challenges of working and studying. They can offer them guidance and support through their first two years on the job by creating solutions to the issues they can face that prevent them from continuing their apprenticeship.

HIA believes this extra support will reduce the number of young people giving up on a career within the building industry.

Some of the areas that are supported by the program include:

  • support in developing their trade skills
  • career guidance
  • help with study, training and any learning difficulties
  • advice about wages
  • building confidence and being motivated
  • financial guidance
  • communicating effectively
  • resolving issues
  • WHS and personal safety
  • referrals to professional services eg. drug and alcohol, depression.

How does it work?

Apprentices can contact HIA and we will put them in touch with a mentor. The mentor will create an individual mentoring plan that will outline the range of support provided to the apprentice.

Call HIA on 1300 650 634 or fill in the form below: