Are you 18 - 29, looking for mentors to offer guidance and career advice?
Introducing the Career Advancement Stream
The Career Advancement stream connects youth ages 19-24 to new career networks, professional development programming and income generation opportunities.
How does it work?
Attend a networking training session and mixer hosted by industry mentors that will connect youwith skills and career networks needed to build connections
Participate in a small-group curated mentorship session led by skill-specific mentors that take mentees through a predesigned curriculum.
Have a 1-hour coffee meetup with a skill specific mentor in which you can ask career-related questions and get honest answers.
Build a 4-month partnership with your mentor with the support of Nia Centre mentors in residence.
“There were so many special moments. But I loved the
activities on our first day because they really set the stage and helped get closer to the group.
— Creative Connect Participant
“I learned that most artists struggle in similar areas and by working together we learn from each other.”
— Business of Art Participant
“This event gave me motivation to pursue my creative passion in conjunction with my day job. Felt really inspirational.”
— Meet Your Mentor Attendee
“The recruiters were knowledgeable and gave good perspective on what employers are looking for”
— Creative Connect Conference Attendee
How do I get started?
Register through our mentorship platform HERE
“The internship changed my life. It was really helpful. The best part was being in a
creative workspace, where it doesn’t feel like work. You work how you want to work. I really appreciated that."
— Creative Connect Intern
“I learned soft skills (body language, posture, tone) and engaging in intentional self-
reflective thinking when planning a workshop.”
— Art of Facilitation Participant