There is a good set of online educational platforms and IT courses on the Internet, but mostly they pale because of being on entry level with poor practical knowledge.
MentorWanted.net allowed to improve development skills and gain experience under the direction of professional mentors.
Stakeholders of the Mentor Wanted project were:
mentors - people who shared the experience;
companies which would like improving skills of their employees.
The Value Proposition Canvas
What we have done
The project gives the possibility for people with the lack of experience to obtain practical skills as well as stimulate the learning process. This can be done with a mentor or with a group of trainees as far as group learning is always easier.
Mentor Wanted allows the trainees to work on real projects. This platform was developed in two months by the team of one mentor and 7 trainees with little or no experience. It means that beginners can improve their development skills in a short period of time, while also achieving real results.
What trainees say about Mentor Wanted:
“This project was a great practice for me. I'm very grateful for all the experience I gained working with the team. And I want to say thank you to all my colleagues for this excellent work. It is very important in development to use all up-to-date methodologies and practices. It allows everyone make development process almost perfect and very exciting.”
“I am very happy for having the opportunity working on this exciting project, where I gained some new knowledge in web programming and experience in team development.”