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Mentorship Champion: Trevor Buttrum

Updated: Aug 4, 2023

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About Trevor:

Trevor Buttrum is an award-winning leader who has honed his craft in campus recruitment strategy, career education and experiential learning, fostering inclusive talent pipelines, and building relationships to attract, engage and retain, early career talent.

In the Spring of 2022, Trevor was named the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE). CACEE provides a national voice, leadership, events, resources and a niche community of practice to empower members to excel in their meaningful and critical work supporting students in their post-secondary to career transition.

What three words would you use to describe mentorship?

Empowering, Supportive, Reflexive.

Why do you think mentorship matters in 2023?

Mentorship empowers growth - both personally and professionally. Especially, when it is accessible to all!

From my vantage point, it matters in 2023 as it is an enabler of attracting and retaining talent.

Mentorship demonstrates an investment in someone's talent equity. It creates access to voices of experience, the opportunity to reflect and learn, insight and outside perspective, and a means of developing new skills. These all go a long way in the face of a talent crunch, as well as fostering a climate of inclusion and engagement at work.

Is there a memorable "mentorship moment" you'd like to share?

I have been fortunate to have many mentors throughout my career to date. They have been beneficial in providing a sounding board, challenging my assumptions, sharing expertise, accelerating my learning, nurturing my career development and helping me navigate both success and challenges at work. I am grateful for their gifts of time, care, perspective, and guidance.

Want to learn more about other leaders and their thoughts on mentorship? Head back to our Mentorship For All Page

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