Valerie R. Utsey
Chief Human Resource Officer, T-REX Solutions
Patriots E-Mentoring Chair
Patriots E-Mentoring Program
General Information: The Patriots Technology Training Center E-Mentoring Program is a new method of mentorship! E-Mentoring is a new method of mentorship which allows students to communicate through technological resources in order to grow educationally, scientifically, and professionally. Our E-Mentoring will focus on careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. We require that our E-Mentoring STEM professionals (adults) commit to serving one year in the program.
Program: Mentees (students) will have the opportunity to evaluate career options and communicate with leaders in their respective fields. Using an online tool to determine the scope of the mentee’s interest, we will coordinate monthly seminars to discuss various topics related STEM fields. The mentee is able to submit unique, personalized questions to be answered by a field expert. This unique interaction provides hands-on opportunities to meet with mentors at Patriots virtual events, allows the mentees to hone in on future career goals and increase exposure to the mentors.
To view the mentor/mentee expectations, click here.
To register as a mentor, click here.
Business and government support: This innovative E-Mentoring program is reaching out to Federal government agencies, technology companies, STEM organizations, colleges/universities/alumni chapters, fraternities and sororities and other supporters.
Fees: Students must be a registered member of the Patriots. To become a member, click here.
Information, Sponsor information, and Questions: For more information, please contact Thurman D. Jones, Jr. at email@example.com or call Patriots Technology Training Center at 301-925-9350.
Valerie serves as the Chief Human Resource Officer responsible for all functional and strategic aspects of HR including recruiting, training and development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and HR data management. Valerie has over 15 years of HR experience in government and non-profit industries. She has a strong track record of successful strategic and tactical leadership, relationship management,
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