Ok. It really wasn’t an oscar. Nor was there a red carpet. We were however honored to be one of four selected Mentor-Protege teams to win this award from the Caltrans Calmentor Program.
The Calmentor program is a program that pairs Mentors and Proteges in teams to share information. The thinking is that Proteges need help in starting up a smaller business and need the support. Hopefully, the Mentors learn things from the collaboration as well.
In our case, we were paired with URS Corporation (www.urscorp.com), and specifically Jim Bolz, P.E.. Jim and Zubin met on a monthly basis to discuss anything engineering, and sometimes non engineering, related. Topics from specifications to Project Management, cutting edge software, to the best place to get lunch were shared.
We’re honored to be recognized, and we’re fortunate to be part of the program. Our relationship with Jim is just beginning, as we’ve obtained not just a mentor, but a good friend and colleague.