MentorNet launches high-tech mentoring program for veterans

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MHTA – MentorVet, a new web-based program that matches student veterans on U.S. campuses with mentors from industry, launched this week.

With support from a Boeing Company grant and deep involvement by Boeing Company volunteers as mentors, MentorVet is part of the White House’s Joining Forces initiative devoted to supporting U.S. veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life.

MentorVet is built on MentorNet’s successful web-based program (www.mentornet.net) which has matched more than 31,000 college students and young faculty, most of them women and underrespresented minorities in engineering and science, with mentor volunteers from more than 1200 employers since 1997.

MentorVet is a program that matches students with individual mentors based on their preferences and then guides their relationship over several months. It includes job opportunities, resources, and individual profile pages for mentors and student veterans.

MentorVet is open to all veterans of the U.S. Armed Services currently enrolled in any accredited degree program at any level. It is free to students and mentors.

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