Formare students have been attending project classes at units located in Mogi Guaçu (SP), Luiz Antônio (SP) and Três Lagoas (MS) since March 7. The 50 young people are working to learn everything they need to make the right career choice as well as to find out about the particularities of production processes and the routine at IP units.
The first week of class always comes with a lot of curiosity and thirst for learning. To start things off, the IP Institute team holds an orientation, designed especially to welcome students.
On the first day of class, the young people are given an overview of the company and its business units around the world. They also find out about the benefits offered by the program and the hour load of classes.
The following day, the students talk with the IP Formare School Project coordinators at their respective units. At this time the classes, curriculum and assessment process during the course are discussed.
Regular classes are given over by International Paper professionals acting as Volunteer Educators (VEs). The group also develops special projects during the ten months of training and presents them to teams of professionals at internal events.
In Formare, young people learn a little more about the practice of volunteering, which is highly valued at the company.