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DTU Joins AmCham's Refugee Mentoring Program
 
Mentor Tinna meets mentee Iman at DTU's refugee mentoring program launch
The DTU mentor and mentees at the kick-off event

On September 5, The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) launched a refugee mentoring program at a kick-off event, where a total of 30 highly skilled refugees were matched with a volunteer mentor from DTU with a similar professional background.

The Refugee Mentoring Program has been developed by Foreningen Nydansker with support from the U.S. Embassy and AmCham Denmark, and is part of a larger initiative on how businesses can be key contributors to the integration of highly skilled refugees on the Danish labor market.

At the kick-off event, the mentees were introduced to the program by Foreningen Nydansker and for the first time, they met their mentors, who will provide them with sparring and guidance. The refugee mentees showed a lot of drive and were highly motivated to apply their talent and professional competences to the Danish labor market.

Program manager at DTU, Dawid Andersen, says: “DTU is a workplace with diversity, inspiration, knowledge and innovation that create ground-breaking solutions for the benefit of modern society. Our passionate and skilled employees wish to contribute and share. We are proud to be a part of something as important as a mentor program in cooperation with the great and dedicated people from Foreningen Nydansker.

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By launching this mentoring program for refugees, DTU has joined companies such as IBM, Roche, Bayer and Novo Nordisk in the effort to contribute to the integration of refugees into the Danish labor market. To read more about the Refugee Mentoring Program, click here


WATCH THE KICK-OFF VIDEO

AmCham partner Forening Nydansker has created a short video from DTU’s kick-off event,
where you can hear why both mentors and mentees have signed up for the program. 

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