Employee training system under which a senior or more experienced individual (the mentor) is assigned to act as an advisor, counselor, or guide to a junior or trainee. The mentor is responsible for providing support to, and feedback on, the individual in his or her charge.

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  • The farrier was mentoring a young man in high school for five years on all the shoeing and trimming necessities before he was allowed to go out on his own.

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  • I could not go to the movies with my friends because I was busy mentoring my new student who needed help in English.

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  • The new junior executives were highly competitive, preferring to sabotage rather than support each other, so upper management figured the company's longstanding mentoring program would probably be pointless.

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