The Mentor Volunteers support the VAVETS mission by reaching out to our veterans and their family members and corporations to expand our mentor/protégé program. Our volunteers will review applications for both mentors and protégé’s, communicate the expectations of the program, and then create and facilitate these relationships. They will analyze the career interests of our veterans and their family members who are also eligible for this service and then work with local corporations to sign up mentors. They will attempt to meet the request of Veterans or family members who have expressed an interest in a similar specific company, career field or industry. Our corporate mentors will provide advice to their Protégé on improving their resumes, identify skill gaps, and create a training or educational plan to close those gaps. The mentor will look for opportunities to expose the protégé to the industry during this training and educational enhancement cycle to ensure they understand the demands of this selected field of work.