On May 11, 2021 IDC launched an online mentorship program platform created exclusively for Canada’s interior design community. The aim of the program is to connect senior designers and retired members with students and interns across Canada.
Mentorship is a valuable experience for both mentors and mentees – it is a way for mentors to give back and for mentees to learn new skills and prepare for the demands of a career in interior design.
“The IDC mentorship initiative has been in the works for a few years and is a direct response to the requests of members,” says IDC CEO, Trevor Kruse. “We’re excited to be able to provide such a needed program in a time when our members are seeking new ways to connect and share.”
IDC members can apply to become mentors or mentees by visiting mentorship.idcanada.org and using their IDC credentials to log in and create a profile. The program platform is private and secure. Non-members interested in joining the mentorship program can register with IDC to become members. More about membership is found here: https://www.idcanada.org/join-idc/
Launching the IDC mentorship program is one way that IDC reinvests membership revenue back into serving our members.
“Becoming a mentor is a great way to share knowledge and inspire a new generation of interior designers and those interested in a future in the industry, whether they are considering a career in design, education, research, product development, or the numerous career options that exist for students and interns today,” says Kruse.
For more information on the mentorship program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.