The Marine Technology Society is pleased to announce the Marine Industry Mentoring Program (MIMP), an online platform designed to connect MTS members and provide the next generation of marine scientists and technologists with

Mentees will have the opportunity to further their professional development and receive technical and managerial guidance while making valuable contacts within the marine industry. Mentors will be able to hone their skills in coaching and counseling, receiving a tremendous sense of fulfillment by giving back to the community in a profound way.

How it works

Click Here to Sign Up

Signing up is easy! Simply click on the link above to launch the MIMP Portal and complete your Mentee or Mentor profile. Mentor profiles are reviewed prior to becoming searchable to prospective Mentees, who can search for available Mentors based on their mentoring needs. Prospective Mentees can then submit an engagement request to the Mentor(s) of their choice. If the request is approved by the Mentor, the mentorship begins by whichever means of communication the Mentor and Mentee agree on.

Mentors and Mentees are encouraged to fill out and exchange a Mentoring Action Plan to help stay on task.


All participants in the MIMP must be 18 years of age or older and MTS members in good standing. Mentors must have worked in the maritime industry for at least 10 years. By participating in the MIMP, you agree to the MTS Terms of Use.

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Existing Mentors can confirm their mentee requests using the mentor dashboard.

Existing Mentees can access their mentor requests and see the status of their mentor requests using the mentee dashboard and can search for mentors using the directory

Mentoring Resources

Here are a few resources to help Mentees and Mentors

Mentoring Action Plan

Question Ideas