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ANSI and USNC Release Mentoring Survey to Support Emerging Standards Professionals

Standardization community invited to give feedback by May 29, 2015

Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:45

(ANSI: Washington D.C.) -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) calls on the standardization community to participate in newly released survey intended to gauge interest in a mentoring program for emerging standards professionals. The short survey was created by the ANSI Joint Task Force on Emerging Professionals (JTF-EP), a collaborative effort and responsibility of the ANSI Committee on Education and the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Communications and Continuing Education Committee (C&CEC).

The survey is meant to inform the direction of a possible JTF-EP mentoring program, which would create opportunities for emerging standards professionals to enter into one-on-one relationships with more experienced members of the standards community for the purpose of retention, development, and overall success. ANSI endorses the continual work of the task force, which was formed in 2012 with five core study subgroups focused on national events, competitions, internships, communications, and mentoring.

Various studies point to the positive aspects of mentorships for both mentors and mentees. One research study, “Career benefits associated with mentoring for mentors,” found that mentors who engaged in career support perceived that they had greater career success, and those who engaged in role-modeling support also reported better job performance. Other reports detail how young professionals benefit from the support, motivation, and guidance that a mentor can provide.

Please access and complete the survey via this link by 5 p.m. Eastern on Fri., May 29, 2015, and direct any questions to training@ansi.org.

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