Excel With a Mentor

Attention transitioning service members!

Mission

The goal of the Excel with a Mentor (EWAM) Program is to facilitate the successful transition of active duty service members into the civilian workforce with the guidance and expertise of a team of industry professionals.

The EWAM Program is a partnership between the Offutt Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) and the Human Resouce Associaltion of the Midlands (HRAM).



Commitment

Commitment equals a successful transition! Attendance and participation in each meeting or event is highly encouraged over the six-month commitment.

Participation

Mentees will begin participation by completing an orientation at the A&FRC and then filling out online application. The application will address what they want to achieve in the EWAM Program. Mentees are asked to express their goals through the application process outling their ideal career path.

A WIN Team Advisory Board will set targets for the first six months and assign responsibility for co-facility with the other WIN Team Mentors. This tailored action plan will ensure each Mentor is advancing the Mentee to the next level.

WIN Team Advisory Board

Volunteers and staff from the Offutt Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) and the Human Resource Association of the Midlands (HRAM).

WIN Team

W: Workforce Readiness (HR Mentor)

I: Industry Mentor

N: Networking Mentor

Word of advice from those who graduated from Excel with a Mentor:

"The best thing about the mentor program is that you are paired with people that are connected in the business community and can reach out and assist you with questions and leads on possible employment."
"Join! My opinion in Airman's terms is that TAP is the career development course and Excel is on-the-job training. Both are necessary, but Excel is where the rubber starts hitting the runway."
"That it works and rank does not matter in this program. Officer or enlisted at any level can benefit from having a one on one with a mentor no matter what their qualifications are."
"I learned to "ask" not "task". I learned that people are really helpful and will take time with you."
"Thank you so much for this program! Even though I did not end up in the career I thought I would, my mentor was absolutely wonderful in getting me ready to enter the civilian job force. She is also who ultimately convinced me to take a leap of faith out of my comfort zone and try the job I currently hold. I have now changed career paths, and could not be happier with the company I am now working for."

Remember

Mentoring is the presence of caring individuals who provide support, advice, friendship, reinforcement, and constructive examples to help others succeed. It encourages people by promoting communication, personal and professional development and challenges you to do your best at both.

Please stop by the Airman & Family Readiness Center, Building 323 C, Room 206 or call (402) 294-4329 for more information or to apply for this GREAT opportunity!