oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Developing the future South African engineering talent pool through structured mentoring : knowledge transfer

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The philosophy of mentoring has been around for several millennia and most of its original application seems to have been particularly popular in the preparation and development of royal heirs and military leaders, great philosophers and astronomers, the engineering and architectural fields, various religious orders, and by gifted craftsmen in order to pass on their skills. Indeed, this diverse set of popular early applications of mentoring bears testimony to the flexibility and robustness of mentoring as a means of effectively transferring appropriate skills, knowledge, behaviours, values and experience to the next generation.

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