Prior to being approved to participate in the mentoring program, the candidate’s information is reviewed by the AACE staff to assure the applicants meet the minimum requirements for mentors established by the Mentoring Advisory Committee. These requirements include being a member in good standing of AACE International, having at least five years professional experience in cost engineering and/or total cost management, the willingness to devote at least two hours per month to mentoring and agreeing to abide by all the provisions of the mentoring agreement.
That’s Great! Now log into the Career/Mentoring Center to view their information and resume. If you feel that you would be a good fit as a mentor, Select “Approve” to become their mentor, if not, Select “Decline.”
Yes! Anyone in the cost engineering or cost management field can become a protégé or “mentee.” Once a potential mentee/partner has reviewed the online orientation program and familiarized themselves with AACE’s Mentoring Program principles, an individual may self-nominate to become a mentee/partner candidate. Individuals may complete the biographical and professional data forms online on the Career Center. The Boxwood Technology software allows mentee/partners to search for potential mentors using a matching protocol configured for our purposes with criteria identified by the Mentoring Advisory Committee. The system allows individuals to attach technical papers, a resume and other pertinent information to aid in the matching of the mentor and partner. After reviewing the orientation materials, sign up HERE.
To encourage Mentors and Mentees/Partners to participate in the program, AACE will grant approved Mentors who have completed at least a six month mentoring engagement in the previous twelve month’s one continuing education credit toward recertification, plus a discount for the Mentee/Partner to attend the AACE Annual Meeting beginning in 2012. The Mentoring Advisory Committee plans on sponsoring a special recognition activity for mentors and mentees/partners will be hosted at future Annual Meetings beginning in 2012.