Young IPWEA has launched the Coffee Cup Challenge, an informal mentor program designed to capture the valuable skills of experienced engineers to assist those starting out in public works.
The Coffee Cup Challenge is a 20-week program developed to connect young engineers with experienced public works professionals.
There is structure to the Coffee Cup Challenge program, with its participants provided exercises to develop a five-year plan and identify pain points. Real-world engineering case studies, career scenarios and professional development objectives are elements expected to arise during meetings between paired participants.
The opportunity to make lasting productive personal connections is a central part of the process.
Registration for the IPWEA Coffee Cup Challenge is now open to all public works professionals. If you are just starting out, or if you have many years of experience, we encourage you to read about the program and download a support pack.