The Nautical Research Guild is pleased to announce the launching of our new Mentoring Program. One of the chief directives of any guild is to enhance the knowledge and skills of it's members. Mentoring has always been a traditional method of achieving this. In this program qualified mentors will be paired with ship modelers on a one-to-one basis for a period of one year. While Model Ship World is an excellent venue for having one's work displayed or seeking advice, the responses are sometimes conflicting or confusing (as is the case in any public forum). Or perhaps, as a new ship modeler, you are too shy to share your work in public. Our mentoring program addresses these concerns and allows the necessary follow-up when required.
At present, we are seeking individual ship modelers with some expertise in kit, semi-scratch or scratch building categories. Potential mentors must be NRG members who wish to share their knowledge and experience with others. The period of mentoring will be for one year or until the project at hand is completed. Periodic reviews by both parties will insure the pairing is working and, if either party is dissatisfied, adjustments will be made. Mentoring is not only very rewarding for the mentor but an excellent way to give back to our hobby. If you would like to become a mentor please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once we have established a database of mentors in each category we will be seeking builders wishing to participate in the program. Membership in the Nautical Research Guild is a requirement so, if you are not a member, please visit our website http://www.thenrg.org/ and check us out. Lots of exciting things are happening in the NRG!