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Maison de l'Orientation


Mentoring is a process in which an experienced person (Mentor) supports the professional and personal development of a less experienced person (Mentee).

The « one-to-one » relationship allows the emergence and development of the young person’s potentials (talents, skills), and this outside of a school surrounding.

The M-ProJ Mentoring Program is part of the orientation support arrangements that favour links between the world of school and the world of work.

M-ProJ makes an individual support possible for those pupils who may not necessarily have the opportunity to meet in their close environment working people who are ready and able to assist them in this difficult and important step of the education- and career choice. Better than during an internship, this initiative allows the young person to benefit from the view of a neutral and benevolent adult, external to the school system or the family unit, which will help them to evolve and to mature their career plan and, if desired, to address more personal issues.

The meetings between the « Mentor-Mentee » tandems, carefully composed by the M-ProJ Team, are an opportunity for the young participants to develop their knowledge about a particular profession, to discover the associated tasks, to identity the required skills, but also to identify possible down-sides that may be associated with this profession. Sometimes the job of their dreams is very different from what they imagined! The meetings also allow the Mentees to get a constructive feedback relating to their personal skills (behaviour), especially for the moment of their entry into the working world.

A particularly respectful attitude develops quite often between Mentor and Mentee and it even sometimes happens that the contact persists after the M-ProJ Program, although this is not at all mandatory.

A number of interactive workshops for Mentors and Mentees are also offered and complete the M-ProJ Mentoring Program.

The M-ProJ Program has already been carried out:
In the school years 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 with 50 pupils from 2 schools in Limpertsberg and in the school year 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 with 40 respectively 67 and 100 pupils from 4 schools in Luxembourg-City. In 2018/2019 with 30 pupils from 2 schools in Luxembourg-City and in 2019/2020 with 95 pupils from 4 schools in Luxembourg-City and Diekirch.
In 2020/2021 there will be 100 places available to pupils from the following 8 schools:

  • Lycée Technique du Centre, Luxembourg
  • Lycée Michel Lucius, Luxembourg
  • Lycée de Garçons, Luxembourg
  • Lycé technique de Bonnevoie, Luxembourg
  • Lycée Fieldgen, Luxembourg
  • Lycée classique Diekirch, Diekirch
  • Lënster Lycée, Junglinster
  • Maacher Lycée, Grevenmacher

The M-ProJ Mentoring Program in detail…