E3 Mentors

Engineering Institute Mentor and Involvement Information

Our students in the Totino-Grace Engineering Institute will develop skills and learn concepts, work on projects and develop products that will offer them a great insight to the field of engineering. However, we want our students connected to engineer-related professionals to help them gain experience, knowledge and applicable perspective on engineering-related careers. Serving as an Engineering Institute Mentor will help students open their mind broadly to engineering, while also developing a mentoring relationship with an engineering professional. 

Here are just a few of the impactful ways you can help our students and personally benefit by serving as a mentor:

  • Promote a comprehensive, positive and enriching picture to the engineering craft.
  • Give back to the engineering profession, which strengthens your vocational call.
  • Use your skills, abilities and connections to better the community, specifically the TG community.
  • Develop an impacting relationship with a young adult and an aspiring engineer.


Engineering Institute Mentor Expectations

On average, the total time commitment for the Engineering Institute Mentors will be one to two hours a month.

Mentors should plan for 30-60 minutes of structured engagement per month, initiated by the student (examples: face-to-face meeting at TG, phone conversation, structured email-exchange, Skype conversation).

Mentors can offer input and guide students on their engineering projects as necessary.

Prior to becoming an Engineering Institute Mentor, you will need to complete a background check, Virtus training and sign a code of conduct agreement. All volunteers and employees at Totino-Grace and with every Archdiocesan high school need to complete these steps.


Other Ways to Support the E3 Engineering Institute

  • Host a student field trip.
  • Serve as a guest lecturer on a variety of engineering topics.
  • Have a student shadow you for a day.
  • Provide financial support for the Engineering Institute (engineering-specific equipment, consumable materials, additional facilities, general program expenses). 


Take the Next Step

Please click HERE to complete the E3 Involvement/Mentor Volunteer Form to submit your interests. 

Thank you for your exploring the opportunities to support the TG Engineering Institute!

Contact the Academic Office

Cheri Broadhead

Dan Vandermyde
Assistant Principal

Meghan Weeks
Academic Assistant
763-571-9116 ext. 203

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