Welcome to Mentor-Connect’s Resource Library. The purpose of this library is to provide a comprehensive, interactive collection of resources that can be utilized by STEM faculty, administrators, grant writers, mentors, mentees, etc. to further serve the goal of Mentor-Connect to advance technician education and leadership development by supporting potential, current, and former grantees of the NSF ATE program.

The library contains print resources, webinars, and links to other helpful sites. Users will find the most current grant proposal guides and updates from the NSF, webinars conducted by Mentor-Connect for all aspects of grant writing, sample documents provided by former and current grantees, and a large supply of informational articles.

These resources are provided free of charge for non-commercial purposes only. Each resource contains a record with its sharing permissions. The resources that are in the public domain may be used without restriction. The resources marked “Attribution—Non-commercial—Share Alike” may be used non-commercially as they are or changed by the user, as long as the user credits the author and licenses new creations under the identical terms. Resources marked “Unknown” were provided to Mentor-Connect without an existing fair use statement. Please contact these providers whenever possible to determine permissions.

 
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View Resource How to Recruit the Right BILT Members

This video focuses on how to recruit the right business and industry employers for your leadership team.  See how the BILT (Business and Industry Leadership Team) model can be a WIN-WIN scenario for co leadership and co ownership by both the employer and education partners.

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https://youtu.be/UIwK1m0ycWU
View Resource Social Media Planning

This Break Time Video includes ten steps on how to create a successful social media presence for your project. 

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https://youtu.be/gCLyp2Y2ckE
View Resource Instagram Basics

This twenty-five minute Break Time Video focuses on understanding  the differences between personal and business Instagram accounts.  It explains how to use social media--particularly Instagram--to tell a story and measure success with help from an Instagram account. In includes eleven steps to use Instagram effectively to promote your business plan. 

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https://youtu.be/e4UI4vDUg8w
View Resource Adaption vs. Adoption

This ten-minute Break Time Video sponsored by CCTA explains the differences between adaption and adoption when developing a grant proposal and shows how adoption often evolves into adaptation.  

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https://youtu.be/LahI9OQsEuI
View Resource Sustainability- How to Know What is Sustainable

Sustainability refers to what will continue from a project when grant funding ends. The elements of sustainability, what has worked and what hasn’t, will be discussed and how it affects the larger vision for technician education. 

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https://youtu.be/oobcE6ky62s