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E-Connect Mentoring Program | Institute on Community Integration
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Mentor on construction site with male and female student.E-Connect Mentoring Program, a classroom-based mentoring program to connect high school students with employees

Overview of E-Connect

E-Connect is a mentoring program that utilizes e-mail and school-supervised face-to-face meetings to connect high school students with disabilities with employees from local companies. These local companies and their employees represent a full range of careers and offer students the opportunity to learn about the skills necessary for future employment. E-Connect was developed at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, with implementation funded by Pathways to Employment, a partnership between the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, and the Minnesota State Council on Disability.

How it works

Our philosophy

How electronic mentoring differs from traditional mentoring

The E-Connect model includes:

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