Engineering Institute Mentor and Involvment Information

Becoming an Engineering Institute Mentor

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. 

Why should you become an Engineering Institute Mentor?

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 

What are my expectations as an Engineering Institute Mentor?

  • 30-60 minute structured engagement per month, initiated by the student (examples: face-to-face meeting at TG, phone conversation, structured email-exchange, Skype conversation)
  • Coach, offer input and guide students on their engineering projects as necessary

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


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.


What other ways can I be involved in the Engineering Institute?

  • Host field trips
  • 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) 



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!




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