Companies promote a class interchange to exchange good practices
The exchange of experiences is an important stage within the Formare School Project. To allow for this interaction in the final stretch of classes in 2017, International Paper and Eaton brought together the students that took part in training at the two companies on October 26 and 27.
On the first day, the 20 young people, ages 15 to 18, who are taking part in the program at Eaton left Mogi Mirim (SP) for a technical visit to International Paper’s Mogi Guaçu (SP) unit. They learned about the industrial processes in the pulp and paper industry and were accompanied by a coordinator and three volunteer educators who work at the automation company.
In addition to factory processes, the students learned more about some of the safety standards at IP. They also had a chance to check out the sustainability initiatives developed by the Institute, through its social and educational projects.
The following day, on October 27, the Formare students at IP Mogi Guaçu had their turn to see the Eaton factory in Mogi Mirim. They learned a little more about the process of manufacturing products for automotive engines, which is one of the company’s business areas. The young people were impressed by the production automation. “Several students said that they would like to work there,” says Ednaldo Linardi, who is an intern in the Corporate Affairs area at IP.
In addition to the technologies employed at the factory, the company’s concern with safety was one of the highlights of the visit. The students paid close attention to all of the instructions they were given during the visit and praised the professionals for their receptive attitude, who explained the details of their areas during the tour.
The two companies also put together a lunch at their respective units to create yet another moment to exchange ideas between students and professionals. It was a chance to have an informal chat about career possibilities and share tips with those taking their first steps along their career path. “The students were very curious and wanted to learn during the two visits, and this is extremely gratifying,” says Ednaldo, who accompanied the classes.