i Inspiration – Understanding the passion behind an idea and what spurred it to grow into its own organization is a powerful experience. It helps apprentices grow their own interests and shows them the possibilities and opportunities that can arise with hard work and dedication.
M Mentorship – It is difficult to imagine life without the guidance of mentors. Whether we consciously understand it or not, mentors are constantly influencing and helping us make decisions. Anyone that you have trust in and helps in times of question fits this description and is an invaluable and loved part of your life. We are all apprentices to one person or another, and iMADdu makes this relationship the core of helping students succeed.
A Action – Apprenticeships provide situations where action can be guided and mentors can keep vigil over novice students. This action may be the first impactful decisions a student is making and it is crucial to provide confidence and knowledge when they venture out on their own.
D Development – Growth through hands-on experiences, making mistakes, and correcting errors is part of life. Under the watchful eye of a mentor it becomes even more valuable and is important in developing effective skills in any environment.
d Dialog – An open means for candid conversation between apprentice and mentor is crucial in the training and learning for students. In this environment questions can be asked and concerns voiced without as great of a risk of repercussions and consequences that can be so ruthless in real work environments.
u Understanding – A mutual respect for the mastery of the mentor and the curiosity and passion for learning of the apprentice creates a unique and lasting bond. This relationship is beneficial for both parties and helps each to learn to relate to a different type of person, and expands the ability of both to help others and work effectively on a diverse team.