Frequently Asked Questions

A mentor provides long-term, personalized guidance to help you navigate your career and personal development. Their approach is flexible and often less structured, focusing on your overall growth. In contrast, a trainer teaches specific skills or knowledge through structured sessions like workshops, aiming to enhance your professional competencies in a particular area.

You can use our search and filter tools to browse mentors based on expertise, industry, and experience level. We also recommend reading the profiles and reviews of our mentors to better understand their mentoring styles and areas of strength.

We offer a range of training programs across various fields, including technical skills, leadership, communication, and project management. Each program is designed to meet specific learning outcomes and is delivered through interactive sessions, practical exercises, and assessments.

Absolutely! We encourage taking advantage of both services to maximize your learning and development. Mentorship can provide you with broad career guidance and support, while our training programs can help you develop specific skills and knowledge.

Training sessions typically last from a few hours to several days, depending on the program's depth and complexity. Mentorship engagements can be more flexible, often consisting of monthly or quarterly meetings over a year or more, tailored to your personal development needs.

If you’re not satisfied, please email our support team at [email protected]. We can discuss your concerns and find ways to improve your experience, such as changing your mentor or adjusting the training content to better suit your needs.

No, there is no cost to sign up for a mentor or trainer on our platform. Our services are completely volunteer-based and offered by experienced professionals who are committed to sharing their knowledge and fostering growth within the community.

Our mentors and trainers share their education and career paths on their profiles and public professional websites. Additionally, they are vetted by Sierra Leoneans in Technology (SLinT) to ensure they meet our standards for expertise and professionalism. This process ensures that you receive guidance from individuals who are experienced and dedicated to supporting your development.

Yes, you can switch mentors if your development needs or interests change. We aim to ensure that you have the best match to achieve your goals and provide a flexible approach to mentorship.

To get started, register on our website, fill out your profile, and state your learning goals. Then, you can browse our catalogue of mentors and training programs, choose the ones that suit your needs, and sign up directly online.

Meetings with mentors are scheduled at the convenience of both the mentor and the mentee. Most mentors prefer a regular schedule, such as weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sessions, but this can be adjusted based on mutual availability and the mentee's needs.

For your first session, it is beneficial to have a clear idea of what you hope to achieve through mentorship. Prepare to discuss your career goals, challenges, and specific areas where you seek guidance. Bringing questions or topics to discuss can help maximize the value of your session.

Yes, in addition to one-on-one mentoring, we offer group mentoring sessions where you can join peers with similar interests or goals. These sessions are facilitated by a mentor and provide a great opportunity to learn from the experiences of others in a collaborative environment.

We understand that schedules can change. If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, we ask that you notify your mentor as soon as possible. Our platform also allows you to manage appointments directly, making it easy to reschedule at your convenience.

Feedback is crucial for improving our services. After each session, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback through our platform.

While most of our mentoring sessions are conducted online, there are opportunities for local mentees and mentors to meet in person, depending on availability. We occasionally organize meet-ups and networking events to facilitate face-to-face interactions.