Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio classes went to Sumaré to see a chemical plant
Every year, International Paper Institute schedules a day on the Formare agenda to bring together the classes at the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antonio units in the state of São Paulo. In 2017, this meet-up took place in the city of Sumaré (SP), at the Buckman chemical plant facilities. It was a chance for the young people to expand their horizons regarding professional work by learning about other kinds of factory processes.
On November 1, the 40 students met to learn about product research, analysis and development from a new perspective. Buckman not only serves the pulp and paper market, but also provides supplies for the leather, biofuels, oil and gas and other industries. On the day of the visit, the young people were welcomed by professionals from various areas, who explained a bit about the company and its products.
The industry’s concern with matters related to safety and sustainability called the students’ attention to the similarity that they find with the work done at International Paper. At IP, safety is a value, which is why it is taught to young people at the start of training in the Formare School Project.
During training, the classes also learn about the practices the company uses to reduce environmental impacts.
The exchange of experiences between the students from the different units is an important part of their nine months at Formare. The project not only carries out an immersion in the pulp and paper industry’s production process, but also prepares these young people for the challenges of the labor market, regardless of the industry where they will work in the future.