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The Importance of Mentorship

History of Mentorship

Mentorship Throughout History

Mentorship is not a new concept, and it has been around for centuries in different forms. The word 'mentorship' is derived from the name of a trusted counsellor in Homer's Odyssey, named Mentor, who was tasked with guiding Odysseus' son, Telemachus. In ancient Greece, mentors would guide and train young men in various fields, including politics, philosophy, and military tactics.

Apprenticeships in Medieval Times

In medieval times, apprenticeships were a form of mentorship, where a skilled craftsman would take on an apprentice and teach them the tricks of the trade.

Master Artists Mentoring Apprentices

During the Renaissance, master artists would mentor young apprentices in their workshops, teaching them the techniques and styles of their art.

Mentorship Today

Even today, mentorship is an integral part of education, career development, and entrepreneurship.

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