Formare students honor volunteers and family at graduation ceremony

Ceremonies were held on December 13, 14 and 19

December marked the end of IP Formare activities, bringing with it the feeling of a duty accomplished and good memories, with the 46 students graduating the course in Mogi Guaçu (SP), Luís Antonio (SP) and Três Lagoas (MS) saying farewell.

_MG_0031Mogi Guaçu – The 19 students at the unit kicked off the graduation festivities on December 13. The ceremony highlighted the work of volunteer educators (VEs) José Carlos Alexandre Barbosa, named outstanding VE and the class counselor, and the class paranymph Jhonathan Pimenta, recognized for his performance and his friendly relations with the young people.

The speaker chosen by the Mogi Guaçu students was Gustavo Borges, who thanked his colleagues for their partnership during the months of Formare classes, in addition to recognizing the work of the volunteers. The graduate paid a brief homage to all of his family members at the Espaço Gênesis, the location chosen for the ceremony.

image006Luiz Antônio – The following day (14), the ceremony was held for the Luiz Antônio (SP) unit class. The 17 graduates gathered at Espaço Indaiá, in the city of Ribeirão Preto (SP), to celebrate the end of one stage and the start of a new professional future.

The speaker, Júlia Souza, spoke about the lessons the entire team learned during the year and gave thanks for the opportunities the project provided her and the friends she made. Graduate Rafaela Duarte gave a speech honoring the volunteers and student Marcelo Alves thanked all of the families on behalf of the entire 2017 class for their support during Formare.

Trainee Gabriella Pavanelli was chosen as the “breakout star” VE at Luiz Antônio. Her first time in Formare, she was responsible for the Basic Math class and thanked everyone for the opportunity and lessons she learned alongside the students. VE Claudecil Prado was the outstanding veteran of the night; he has worked with the project since the first class in 2011, accompanying the growth of not only the students year to year, but also of the IP Formare program as an instrument to transform the lives of the region’s young people.

In addition to Gabriella and Claudecil, Administrative Supervisor Wagner Cortez was also honored. He was responsible for the Environment and Corporate Organization class, acting as a tutor in the Aim for the Example program, where executives choose a student to tutor. In addition, he set aside time for one-time meetings with each project student. That is why the Luiz Antônio class chose him as the VE Friend of the Class.

Três Lagoas – In Mato Grosso do Sul, the ceremony was held on December 19 at the Triunfo Eventos space. Student Natalya Moreira was the speaker, representing the unit’s 10 students. She thanked the VEs for their dedication and her classmates for sharing their knowledge. Cleisla Martins highlighted the dedication of the Volunteer Educators, represented by Otávio Rodrigues, chosen as the class counselor.

Student Juliane Ribeiro recognized the work of the Três Lagoas class paranymph, Helder Carvalho, chosen for his good relationship with the 2017 class. The students chose their classmate Lincoln Batista to thank their families.

The night’s honorees handed out the diplomas and gave the young people words of encouragement to continue to do well in their studies to move forward professionally.

The event was attended by local IP leaders, the President of the Institute, Leandra Ferreira Leite, and by the Social Responsibility Manager, Gláucia Faria.

Formare Project trains approximately 50 young people for the job market in 2017

The goal of the project is social transformation by educating young people

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Class from Mogi Guaçu (SP)

In 2017 alone, the Formare Project trained approximately 50 young people for the job market. The project has been at IP since 2010, through a partnership with Fundação Iochpe. Students enter the course through a rigorous selective process including exams, group dynamics and interviews. All of the students are from communities neighboring the International Paper businesses in the cities of Luiz Antônio (SP), Mogi Guaçu (SP) and Três Lagoas (MS).

“We are doing more than training socially vulnerable young people; we are helping to change their family base. We believe that by maintaining this project at our factory units, we are transforming the lives of people through example, education and showing them a scenario of opportunities,” says Tomás Fernandes, the project’s coordinator.

Over nine months, classes are given from Monday through Friday voluntarily by IP professionals – known as Volunteer Educators. The project also relies on participation from executives that hold leadership positions and serve as tutors for students through the “Aim for the Example” program.

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Class from Três Lagoas (MS)

“Os alunos são talentos descobertos e podemos lapidá-los, é gratificante! Sabemos que isso só é possível pela estrutura que o Formare proporciona para cada um. Os jovens passam a ter outra percepção da vida profissional e pessoal”, declarou Gabriella Pavanelli, trainee da IP, também Educadora Voluntária do Formare.

Professional Practice

In addition to theoretical classes, students also have the chance to learn about pulp and paper production processes during Professional Practice, where they are monitored by IP professionals and are able to apply the theory they learn in the classroom.

Moreover, at the end of the course, the students receive a certificate, issued by Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR) and accredited by the Ministry of Education (MEC).

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Class from Luiz Antônio (SP)

“Formare turned me into a better person!  It contributed to my personal and professional development, making me a more communicative person. I now know the value of teamwork and, through Professional Practice, I chose the career I want to pursue. Formare also showed me how important education is and how it is part of achieving my goals,” says Mileny Nomura, 19, a 2017 Formare student.

In its 10 years at International Paper Institute, over 300 young people have gone through the Formare program. The project has taken place in Mogi Guaçu (SP) since 2010, in Luiz Antônio (SP) since 2011 and in Três Lagoas (MS) since 2014. The next classes start in March at the 3 units.

Mogi Guaçu students meet students from Formare Eaton

Companies promote a class interchange to exchange good practices

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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.

Formare students participate in technical visit

Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio classes went to Sumaré to see a chemical plant

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Students from Mogi Guaçu  (SP)

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.

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Students from Luiz Antônio (SP)

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.

Formare students visit Book Fair in Ribeirão Preto

Young people expand their knowledge of sustainability and professional qualification

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On June 6, the Luiz Antônio Formare School Project class attended the 17th edition of the National Book Fair in Ribeirão Preto, held by Fundação do Livro e da Leitura. The theme for the event, which took place from June 4 to 11 at Theatro Pedro II and at Tenda Sesc, was “From liberating knowledge to love that educates,” with a proposal to debate and reflect on the role of books in education.

This year, the Fair prioritized discussions on educational development, which tends to benefit kids, adolescents and the community at large. Activities included an homage to Portugal, the mother country of Portuguese, the world’s eighth most spoken language.


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Formare students visited a stand with the “Sustainable Citizen” game, covering the relationship between environmental issues and sustainability, with the goal of reflecting on the responsibility of caring for the natural environment and the city. During the dynamic, students gained access to information that they will be able to use in the Environment classes within the program at International Paper Institute.

The State Technical School – Centro Paula Souza stand was also visited by the students. where they asked questions about the selection process and free technical courses. In addition to these activities, the Fair opened a space for talks and expositions, cultural presentations and workshops.

For Sabrina Tenello, who is with IP’s Social Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability area, the importance of the extracurricular activities is that they are a chance for students to not only reflect on professional life, but also on their role in citizenship. “We want to make a significant contribution to forming good citizens,” says Tenello.

Formare students visit higher learning institution

Invitation extended by a Volunteer Educator gave the young students the chance to talk with university students

On June 8, Formare students at Três Lagoas (MS) gave a presentation at the 1st Academic, Cultural and Sports Week of Business Administration and Accounting Sciences at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul. The event, held at the Campus II amphitheater at the University, discussed topics on innovation, motivation and the job market.

The students were invited by Otávio Rodrigues, a Business Administration student from UFMS and a Formare Volunteer Educator. “The event needed something unusual, which is different from university startup projects. My idea initially was to bring the students to attend the talks, but then I suggested that they more effectively participate in the Academic Week,” he explains.

The Formare students gave a presentation on “The History of Startups,” following the theme chosen for the day’s debates. It was the first time that they had ever given a presentation for a larger number of people.

As the basis for the content that would be taught, Rodrigues says that the project’s first module discussed topics related to “Teamwork Relations,” with the aim of advising them on attitudes and verbal communication during presentations.

The university students thought that the students’ organization and performance was amazing, including new concepts on the topic. “There was a lot of participation from the students and the young people from Formare were able to deal very well with these situations,” says Otávio.

Other Volunteer Educators were able to attend the students’ presentation and were proud of this experience. “It exceeded our expectations, since we always place a lot of trust in them,” says the Volunteer Educator in closing.

Former Formare IP student achieves Yellow Belt certification

Jediel Sabino was part of the Project’s first class in 2010 and now she is a chemical engineer


At 24 and with seven years spent as an IP employee, Jediel Sabino is an example for the new Formare classes. Hired by IP in 2010, after graduating from Fomare, he began his career at the company as a lab assistant and was a Technician I and II before becoming a Caustification Panel and lime oven operator.

During these seven years, Jediel received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Faculdade Municipal Professor Franco Montoro, in Mogi Guaçu, and enhanced his career. This year, he received Yellow Belt certification, given to professionals who undergo “Six Sigma” methodology training to improve processes at the company.

The certificate – Getting a Yellow Belt requires specific training and submission of a project. To achieve certification, Jediel proposed a project to save on chemicals in the recovery process, reducing the PH of grits (waste from pulp and paper manufacturing).

“The idea came from an environmental need to control the PH in byproducts generated in the caustification process. With the implementation of the improvement plan, we saw savings of BRL 16,000 per month in chemical product losses, in addition to improving environmental targets,” he explains.

The importance of Formare – As a student in the first Formare IP class, Jediel says that having taken part in the classes was fundamental for him to be able to more clearly build his career. He mostly took advantage of the guidance he received from more experienced professionals. “Formare showed me what my life would be like at a company. This really helped me to establish a career plan, to make decisions about my education,” says the former student, who has already participated as a Volunteer Educator in Project classes.

Making it happen – With his experience of having gone through Formare and become an IP professional, Jediel reinforces the importance of continual learning to build a professional life, with room for new achievements and growth. “You have to be willing to learn, to be curious and to seize opportunities to get answers to all of your questions. All knowledge, no matter how simple it may be, results in major gains when applied,” he says.

Formare chat reinforces the importance of career

Leonardo (002)From time to time, the International Paper Institute promotes a meeting between Formare students and professionals from different areas at IP for a relaxed conversation about studies and career opportunities. This initiative is called the “Formare Chat.” In April, the Luiz Antônio class had the chance to learn a bit more about the career path of Leonardo Vieira, a Recovery and Utilities Manager.

Leonardo has been with IP for six years, having started as an intern in the finishing area. Next, he moved into the pulp division’s maintenance area before going to the area where he currently works and becoming a manager. During this time, he says that he has taken part in Formare on various occasions.

As a Volunteer Educator (VE), he gave classes in the subjects of Basic Math, Support Math and Paper Production. He has therefore had the chance to join his background in engineering with the industry’s routine. “I’ve always liked Formare very much, since the exchange of information we have with students and all of the interaction during the course teaches us a lot,” he says, referencing what he learned during the editions when he was a VE.

During the meeting with students, Vieira talked about getting his start at IP and the characteristics he finds essential to career development at the company: a willingness to grow and always learn, dedication and searching for information not only about the area where you work, but also other areas that interest you. “The desire to learn about other areas and find out about topics in these different areas helped me to achieve my current position at the company. You must be open to new things and must always research,” he says.

Thirst for knowledge – Leonardo highlighted a characteristic he considers a differential in the 2017 class at Luiz Antonio: the students’ desire to go to college. “In previous years, I heard lots of young people say that after Formare, their main goal was to get a job. In this class, almost all of the students have said they want to continue studying and go to college, which makes me very happy,” he says.

Finding skills – Formare gives students countless possibilities to develop skills and competencies, with a focus on their professional future. Activities are designed so that students identify their strengths and develop the characteristics they need to improve. That is why interaction with each other and collaboration are essential.

In this sense, Leonardo thinks self-awareness is valuable to identify what can be developed. This was one of the messages he made a point of conveying to the students. “We need to be aware of what we have to improve, because this helps us to grow,” he says, mentioning the challenge of overcoming his own shyness as an example, by working on public speaking to help him in his professional life.


‘Aim for the example:’ Education transforming the lives of students and tutors


Activities for “Aim for the Example” began on April 6 in Três Lagoas, April 10 in Mogi Guaçu and April 26 in Luiz Antonio. The project is connected with the Formare School, with an initiative by International Paper, and is geared towards integrating students and guest executives. The executives are responsible for tutoring a student, who takes part in the initiative during ten months, through monthly meetings.

Project volunteers are IP leaders. They provide tips and advice and talk about their career paths with the students they tutor, in an effort to guide them on making decisions about their professional futures. The project encourages young students to find answers for their professional future and also helps them to overcome insecurities in their personal lives.

Mauro Borges has been a Volunteer Educator at the Três Lagoas Formare for seven years. In 2015, he was honored by students, which moved him greatly. “It was very gratifying for me, although my joy is even more special when I meet a Formare graduate who is already in the job market,” he says.

Formare was launched at International Paper in 2010 and “Aim for the Example” is one of the program’s most important parallel projects. At meetings, tutored students are inspired by good examples that help their development. Leaders play an extremely relevant social role and also learn from students.

Getting to work – During the dynamics at the three locations, the International Paper Social Responsibility team gives a presentation on the program and the importance of this individualized monitoring in the lives of those being tutored. Students also briefly talk about who they are and their particularities with tutors.

At the Mogi Guaçu unit, students were in a different type of situation than in previous years. This year, they found out they were responsible for choosing their tutor, which left them quite surprised and excited.

At Três Lagoas, two Volunteer Educators were invited to take part in the project and, along with other leaders, they chose students to tutor based on the profile of each student. While in Luiz Antônio, out of 19 guest leaders, 42% are taking part in the program for the first time. This is very significant work for all of the IP workers.

TRÊS LAGOAS_VIVIANELíderes motivados a engajar jovens – No seu terceiro ano como voluntária, a gerente de RH de Três Lagoas, Viviane Gonçalves, conta que é sempre uma experiência desafiadora e gratificante. “Lidamos com realidades que nos fazem retomar o valor da simplicidade e isso tudo são eles que transparecem para nós”, comenta.

Para a líder, o programa é puro desenvolvimento e todos os tutores são surpreendidos pelos alunos, que estão sempre buscando por mudanças e conquistas. “Como gestora de pessoas, tenho uma responsabilidade em ajudar todos a serem melhores a cada dia e os alunos do Formare são a prova viva de que essa evolução é possível”.

Também voluntário, há seis anos, Péricles Cardoso conta que é um privilégio participar do programa. “Sou um agente de transformação na vida desses alunos. É a sensação de dever cumprido em fazer diferença na vida dos tutorados. Aprendi muito com eles e pude repassar isso na educação da minha filha”, afirma o tutor. O líder ainda acrescenta sobre o ótimo suporte das equipes de Responsabilidade Social e do Instituto. “Junto com os tutores e voluntários, todos trabalham para que os tutorados sejam os próximos agentes de mudança e protagonistas de seus destinos”, completa.

O projeto Escola Fomare já capacitou cerca de 230 alunos nas três unidades. Os encontros dos tutores e tutorados é um reforço no aprendizado e contribuiu no potencial desses jovens, que descobrem infinitas possibilidades para seus futuros.

Leaders motivated to engage young people – This is the third year that Viviane Gonçalves, an HR manager at Três Lagoas, has volunteered. She says that it is always a challenging and gratifying experience. “We deal with realities that lead us to go back to the value of simplicity, and they are the ones who make all of this apparent to us,” she says.

She believes that the program is pure development and all of the tutors are surprised by the students, who are always looking for changes and achievements. “As a personnel manager, I’m responsible for helping everyone to be better every day, and the Formare students are living proof that this evolution is possible.”

For six years, Péricles Cardoso has also been a volunteer. He says it is a privilege to take part in the program. “I’m an agent for change in the life of these students. It’s the feeling of a job accomplished in making a difference in these students’ lives. I’ve learned a lot from them and was able to pass that on in my daughter’s upbringing,” he says. He also adds that the Institute’s Social Responsibility teams provide great support. “Along with the teachers and volunteers, everyone is working for the students to be near agents of change and to take control of their own destiny,” he adds.

The Fomare School project, which provides tutoring in “Aim for the Example,” has already trained around 230 students at the three units. Tutor and student meetings reinforce lessons and contribute to the potential of these young people, who along with tutors discover infinite possibilities for their futures.

Formare 2017 kicks off with high energy


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.

Formare 2017 recebe mais de 170 inscrições de Educadores Voluntários

Project coordinated by International Paper Institute involves IP professionals to train young people for the job market.


Volunteer Educator (VE) registrations for the next Formare class, which were closed on February 17, were a success. One-hundred and seventy-four professionals decided to share their knowledge with students selected for the 2017 edition of the initiative at the units located in Mogi Guaçu (SP), Luiz Antônio (SP) and Três Lagoas (MS).

The large number of registrations for the project showed International Paper’s commitment to volunteering. Through the IP Institute, the company has already benefitted over 28,000 people in the last year.

Formare 2017 – classes at the three Formare Project School units began on March 7 and are already moving full steam ahead. This year there are over 20 subjects being offered, covering areas of general knowledge, such as Physics, Chemistry, English and Math. Also on the curriculum are subjects connected to the pulp and paper manufacturing process, being given by professionals from the technical areas, who work with industrial processes every day.

Paula Rocha, a Quality and Processes Technician at Três Lagoas, believes that working as a VE teaches students as well as the professionals, who learn a bit more about the dynamic of the classroom and from their time with the students. “A new question always comes up, something they’re wondering about, and this causes me to learn more, to offer them answers. After all, we are all always learning,” says Rocha, who has been with IP for nine years and will be responsible for teaching English.

Three-hundred and fifty young people have already gone through the Formare program since it was implemented at IP in 2010. In addition to classes with Volunteer Educators, the students are tracked by International Paper leaders, who act as tutors, giving them guidance and advice on matters related to their studies and career.

Volunteer Educators get ready for Formare

Prior to the start of the course, VEs will undergo training to learn teaching techniques and methodologies to make the most of class hours


On February 22, 23 and 24, Volunteer Educators (VEs) for the 2017 IP Formare School Project held at the Três Lagoas, Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu units spent a day undergoing practical training.  With classes given by the Iochpe Foundation, the course was designed to equip International Paper professionals with educational techniques on how to work in-class and make the most of classes, in addition to providing tips to help each of the Volunteer Educators to research topics, prepare content and develop proposals, classroom activities and homework assignments.

The idea is to help VEs unlock their highest potential as educators and encourage students to do so as well by developing critical and analytical thinking for the most varied situations.  The training, which also introduced an overview of education in Brazil and explained the best way to organize an IP professional’s work schedule by balancing it with classroom activities.

Educating Youth for the Future

 During the seven years that International Paper has been coordinated by the IP Institute, the IP Formare School Project has trained over 350 young people and prepared them for the job market. Over 10 months, they attend various classes and develop skills and competencies with disciplines that develop interpersonal communication and relationships, in addition to specific topics related to the production of pulp and paper. The students learn how to develop and execute projects which are presented to other areas of the company and provide support for IIP event organization and promotion, such as volunteer campaigns, among other initiatives.

At the end of training, trainees receive a certificate accredited by the Ministry of Education (MEC) and issued by the Federal University of Technology of Paraná (UTFPR).

Formare IP opens registrations for Volunteer Educators in 2017

Any IP professional can choose a subject to teach by February 17 for the upcoming classes in Mogi Guaçu, Luiz Antônio and Três Lagoas


Registrations are open now for the next team of Volunteer Educators for the 2017 class for the Formare School Project. The only prerequisite to be a volunteer is wanting to volunteer.

Last year, around 150 professionals registered to give classes to Project students at the pulp and paper units located in Mogi Guaçu (SP), Luiz Antônio (SP) and Três Lagoas (MS).  This year, even more Formare volunteers are expected, showing the commitment of IP professionals to educating young people.

A will to teach and learn – each professional can choose up to three subjects to teach classes in, according to their knowledge and area of work. That way they contribute to the development of young people who are currently making career decisions. “The experience of working as a VE is quite enriching, since I learned to deal with different opinions and listen more. It’s leadership training,” says Gláuber Sales, a volunteer educator in Mogi Guaçu.

For Wagner Cortez, a volunteer educator at Luiz Antônio, taking part in Formare has also helped him to find solutions in his day-to-day. “Looking for materials to prepare the classes has shown me that there is a lot of similarity between the subjects developed in the course and that are discussed routinely at work. I not only found solutions, but was also able to use the students’ ideas and implement them in my work,” he says.

At Três Lagoas, volunteer educator Bruna Locatelli sees Formare as a two-way street in building knowledge, capable of transforming anyone that wants to teach and those that come to learn. “It’s a project that has taught me to be better in every respect. It’s very gratifying,” she says.

Start of classes – the school year for students in the IP Formare School Project begins on March 3. In 2017, the 50 students who were accepted follow the same calendar, with the end of the course set for November. Over the next ten months, the classes will have the chance to learn a bit more about the pulp and paper manufacturing process, in addition to learning about concepts of oral and written communication, English language, sustainability, safety and other topics.

The goal is to combine some theoretical disciplines that will help students with placement in the job market, with a practical part geared towards industrial processes. “The idea is to give students the tools so that they are able to take part in future job interviews, showing all of their potential, with a good resume and good experience, because of the interactions they have during the course,” explains Gláucia Faria, Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager at IP.

This year, over 500 candidates from three regions took part in the selective process to vie for a spot in the IP Formare program.

Formare IP has over ten candidates for each spot

A total of 546 students registered for the 50 open spots. Três Lagoas (MS) had the most competitive spots.


Since 2010, low-income youth that are recent high school graduates from the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio (SP) or Três Lagoas (MS) regions have been able to enroll in the International Paper Formare School Project selective process. The professional education program, coordinated by International Paper Institute, is now in its eighth edition and is as competitive as college entrance exams. The total ratio was 10.92 candidates per spot.

This year, the most popular location was Três Lagoas (MS). There were 185 young people who enrolled for one of the ten spots offered in the city in Mato Grosso do Sul, giving the location the highest candidate/spot ratio, with over 18 young people competing for each spot.

Mogi Guaçu was the second most popular location. With 215 registrations and 20 openings in the course, the ratio was 10.75 candidates/spot. In addition to the municipality itself, registrations in Luiz Antônio are also open to residents of Guatapará, São Simão and Santa Rosa de Viterbo. The ratio of candidates per spot at this unit was 7.3, with 146 competing for the 20 openings.

Selective process – After registering in the selective process through the IIP website, candidates begin tests in Portuguese Language, Math and Composition. Those that pass move onto the third phase, where they take part in a group dynamic, at which time they are exposed to situations that allow recruiters to start to learn about and identify the candidates’ profiles.

In the next phase, selected candidates take part in an individual interview and, for the first time, they had the chance to tour the factory at the location where they were competing for a spot. The last round in the selective process was a home visit done by the IIP team with the goal of learning about the candidate’s family, checking socio-economic requirements and confirming the information provided during selection.

Now, the 50 young people accepted undergo a 10-month professional training program, where they learn about the dynamics of the labor market and the particularities of the pulp and paper manufacturing process. Formare School Project activities are done by volunteer educators (VEs), International Paper professionals that are dedicated to sharing knowledge and who set aside time in their schedules to creating classes for program students.

The curriculum includes subjects from the regular secondary school curriculum, such as Math, Physics, Chemistry and English; yet the main focus is on professional training, covering subjects such as communications and relations, industrial organization, electromechanical maintenance, pulp and paper production and professional practices aimed at fulfilling the practical demands of students’ education.

This year, the three Formare IP classes will follow the same timeline and classes are set to start on March 7. At the end of the course, in addition to the knowledge they gain, students also gain an edge on their resumes: a professional training certificate, issued by UTFPR (Federal University of Technology – Paraná) and accredited by the Ministry of Education (MEC).


Listed below are the candidates accepted during the Formare selective process for the International Paper units in Três Lagoas, Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu.


Unit: Três Lagoas/MS

Accepted Candidates

1 Abner Loureiro Santana
2 Cleisla Martins da Silva
3 Eduardo Borges Lopes
4 Felipe da Silva Campos
5 Felipe Henrique Medeiros de Lima
6 Juliane Ribeiro Teixeira
7 Letícia Vasques Lucena
8 Lincoln Batista Melchior
9 Natálya Moreira da Silva
10 Pâmela Feitosa Dos Santos

Unit: Luiz Antônio/SP

Accepted Candidates
1 Alex Gonçalves dos Santos
2 Állan Gabriel dos Santos Bortolozzo
3 Ana Beatriz Ferreira
4 Caio Vinicius Tavares Costa Claro
5 Celso Aparecido Silva Junior
6 Crisele Aparecida dos Santos Costa
7 Gabriel Ribeiro Junqueira
8 João Vitor Beluti da Silva
9 José Henrique dos Santos Belchior
10 Julia da Silva Souza
11 Juliana Teixeira Pimenta
12 Karen Maria Garcia
13 Mileny Hatsue Nomura
14 Othon Omar Balthazar
15 Pâmela Priscila Baldissarelli Bibiano
16 Paulo Henrique Oliveira da Silva Santos
17 Pérola Nicole Gonçalves
18 Rafaela Gonçalves Duarte
19 Raila da Silva Santos
20 Rita de Cássia Ribeiro

  Unit: Mogi Guaçu/SP

Accepted Candidates
1 Alan Henrique de Oliveira Menezes
2 Aline Aparecida Scanavachia
3 Ana Beatriz de Faria
4 Anderson Antonio da Silva
5 Camila Negli Panseri
6 Eduardo Henrique Dos Santos
7 Flavio Scomparin Gomes
8 Giovanna Gabrielly Silva Costa
9 Guilherme Brandão Martins de Sousa
10 Hebert Willam da Rosa
11 Ivana Renata Zavoski
12 Jenifer Kauany de Souza dos Reis
13 Marcos Abreu de Souza
14 Marcos Gabriel dos Santos Carvalho
15 Matheus Guimarães Justino
16 Rafael Luiz de Moura Borges
17 Sarah da Rocha Porfírio
18 Sarah Ribeiro da Silva
19 Stefany Nunes do Amaral
20 Thainá Ferreira de Sousa

Documents that must be provided for admission of Formare students:

All candidates accepted:

1 recent 3×4 photo;

1 copy of Brazilian ID card (RG);

1 copy of Brazilian taxpayer ID number (CPF);

1 copy of Birth Certificate;

1 copy of proof of address (power, water or phone bill);

1 copy of Unified Healthcare System (SUS) card;

Original statement of conclusion of Secondary School or statement of enrollment in the last year of High School;

Original vaccination card.

Only minor candidates (under 18):

1 copy of Brazilian ID card (RG) of parents and/or guardian;

1 copy of Brazilian Taxyper ID (CPF) of parents and/or guardian;

1 Proof of address of parents and/or guardian (only if they reside at a different address than the student);

Note: Documents must be submitted on the date of the admissions exam.

We will contact candidates soon to schedule a date for the medical exam and to submit personal documents. Please pay attention and if you have any questions contact the Formare Coordinator at your unit.

TRES LAGOAS Gabriel Lima (67) 2105-6124 LUIZ ANTÔNIO Sabrina Tenello (16) 3986-9073/ (16) 99781-7695 MOGI GUAÇU Tomás Fernandes (19) 3861-8955/ (19) 99818-8245


An emotional graduation for Formare School Project 2016 students

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Bidding farewell with a longing for more, students ended the ten-month cycle by receiving their diplomas and with greater maturity to face the challenges ahead

December was a month filled with emotion and expectation for students in the IP Formare School Project, coordinated by Instituto International Paper (IIP). After 9 months with lots of learning and exchanges of experiences, the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio students officially ended the course and were certified in the Processes Industry Production Assistant qualification course. Yet this achievement would not have been possible without all of the dedication of the Volunteer Educators (VEs), who dedicated some of their time to teaching what they know and passing on some of their professional experiences.

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Mogi Guaçu – The graduation of the Mogi Guaçu students was held on December 15, at Espaço Gênesis, at Jardim Parque Real, in Mogi Guaçu (SP). The students were filled with emotion and honored VEs Gláuber Correa Sales, a trainee engineer in the Industrial area in charge of the Numerical Reasoning subject, and José Carlos Alexandre Barbosa, who taught the Mechanical Design and Measurement subject.

Throughout the course, the professionals closely monitored students’ development, answering questions and providing information on career, academic studies, choosing a college and issues related to day-to-day processes at a pulp and paper factory.

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Luiz Antônio – The day after the Mogi Guaçu students graduated, the ceremony was held for the Luiz Antônio students. The 19 young people selected for the Project in 2016 recognized and thanked the Tutors and VEs for everything they learned during classes and for the maturity they gained to take on the job market. During the ceremony, held at the International Paper (IP) unit, the young people remember the good times they had at the company and reinforced how important each volunteer was to this achievement.


Those honored at Luiz Antônio this year were: Elídio Frias, VE and marketing executive at Solenis, which is also a partner in IIP initiatives, and Joselir Cassucci, who is in charge of the Chemistry subject and who held a multidisciplinary activity involving construction of a rocket made out of PET bottles. It was so successful that there was even a small event to display the projects prior to launching them. The most creative students were awarded as was the rocket that travelled the furthest.

“It is very gratifying to be able to somehow contribute to the development of these young people, showing that with tenacity and dedication, any goal can be achieved in life and dreams can come true,” says Gláucia Faria, Social Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability manager and the coordinator of IIP activities.

All of the professionals are that part of Formare 2016, are now rooting for the success of the recent graduates. We wish them the best of luck and may they have wonderful careers in the future.

Yet Formare never stops. Everything is almost ready for the next classes in 2017. IIP would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the incoming students!

Mogi Guaçu Formare students organize food drive


Families served by institutions that are part of the Federation of Charity Organizations of Mogi Guaçu (FEAG) will have fuller tables this Christmas. That is because the International Paper Formare School Project students have been working since October on organizing a food drive to make the end of the year more delicious for many people.

Donations were made voluntarily by Mogi Guaçu IP professionals, who donated non-perishable food items from October 31 to November 25. The students were entirely responsible for the operational part of the campaign: from distributing pamphlets to publicize the drive to counting the items in order to assemble food baskets.

A total of 205 items were raised, surpassing the 150 kg mark of non-perishable food raised the year before. Products were delivered on December 5 to the FEAG, which serves 23 charity institutions in Mogi Guaçu, working in different segments: services and support for children and adolescents, support for needy families, people with disabilities, services for migrants services and the homeless and elder care.

Participation by Formare students in campaigns on commemorative dates reinforces IP’s commitment to volunteer actions, showing young project participants that contributions of any kind to transform people’s lives are worth making, both for those helping and for those receiving support.



Formare Chat: joining experience and youth in mutual learning

Kicking off a light-hearted and relaxed conversation about career and professional goals: this is the main goal of the Formare Chat, which has strengthened relations between 39 young people from the IP Formare School Project and International Paper (IP) executives at the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio units over the nearly 70 editions of the meetings that were held in 2016. Check out a retrospective of the chats, with some lessons and teachings conveyed during the year.


Starting the year right – In February, Elídio Frias, a Marketing executive at Solenis, started off the cycle of talks. As a long-time partner of IIP and the Formare Project, Elídio shared his personal and professional experiences, showing how important it is to keep your feet on the ground and set realistic goals. “I always try to show that everyone has potential, but you have to know yourself, because if you get scared at the sight of blood, you have to rethink your idea of being a doctor,” he told the students.



Always learning – In March, the President of International Paper Institute (IIP) and the General Counsel at IP, Leandra Ferreira Leite, told the students that to be successful in their career, it is fundamental that they be well-prepared for the challenges along the way. “Studies can make a difference and this is very important, but I also make a point of telling the students that they need to believe in a better future to achieve their dreams. And never give up on them,” she underscored.


“É muito gratificante poder contribuir para o crescimento desses futuros profissionais”

Transformative experience – César Assin, General Manager at the Mogi Guaçu unit, was one of the tutors for the 2016 class. He has been at IP for 27 years and says that even with all of his managerial experience, it is always possible to learn more. He also took the opportunity to share his professional experiences. “It’s very gratifying to be able to contribute to the growth of these future professionals and to see that the change happens for all of us (tutors, volunteer educators and coordinators), in addition to wanting to see them achieve.”


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The taste of achievement – In the second semester, Eduardo Fonseca, Corporate Affairs Manager, spoke to the students about perseverance and persistence for things to happen.  “Nothing comes easy in life, but there is great pleasure in achievement, precisely because we fight so hard for them,” he said. He reinforced the importance of learning that the students build in their interactions with each other as well as with IP professionals. This was the case of Eurípedes Valadão, Industrial Operations Manager. “In this life, what we always have is our experiences,” he emphasized.



“Know thyself” – The students were already in the final phase of the 10 month Formare cycle when, just as Elídio Frias pointed out at the start of the year with the students, Newton Scavone, Occupational Safety and Environment Manager, also discussed the importance of self-awareness in making good life choices. During his meeting with the students, he also visited the classic Greek aphorism attributed to Socrates: “Know thyself,” to talk about the future. “We can only outline a personal plan to improve when we know ourselves and want better,” he said.

Formare 2017: passing candidates for the interview in Luiz Antônio



See below the list of  candidates who passed for the next phase of  Formare International Paper selective process at Luiz AntonioMogi Guaçu/SP unit.

The candidates will take part in a tour in order to see the some of the industrial processes and will be interviewed individually.

Every candidate must wear: 

  • closed shoes with no heels;
  • shirt or T-shirt with sleeves;
  • jeans.

It is not allowed to wear hight heels, ballet flats, flip flops, open toe shoes, sandals, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, skirts, dresses, shorts or transparent clothing.  

All candidates should be at International Paper Parking lot gate – Portaria 1 .

Group 1: Candidates invited to take part on Dec 2nd (Friday) at 8 AM.

1 Alex Gonçalves dos santo
2 Állan Gabriel dos Santos Bortolozzo
3 Allan Kennedy Alves
4 Ana Beatriz Ferreira
5 Ana Carla da Costa
6 Beatriz Ramos Gaspar
7 Caio Vinicius Tavares Costa Claro
8 Carolina Barcellos Coimbra
9 Celso Aparecido Silva Junior
10 Crisele Aparecida dos Santos Costa
11 Daiane Dos Santos Azevedo
12 Daniely Cristina Graciute Araújo
13 Gabriel Ribeiro Junqueira
14 Gabriela Pires Melo da Silva
15 Geani da Silva Dos Santos
16 Isabella Damasceno da Cruz
17 Isabelle Santos Gonçalves
18 Jenifer Cristina Justino Oliveira
19 Jéssica Caroline Balsan
20 Jéssica Mara de Jesus Oliveira
21 João Victor Lima Galiane
22 João Vitor Beluti da Silva
23 José Henrique dos Santos Belchior


Group 2: Candidates invited to take part on Dec 2nd (Friday) at 1 PM.

1 Jose Mauro Querido Correia
2 Julia da Silva Souza
3 Juliana Teixeira Pimenta
4 Karen Maria Garcia
5 Kenedy da Silva Camargo
6 Letícia Beatriz Moreira
7 Luana Gabriele De Figueiredo
8 Luiz Felipe Souza schimidt
9 Luiz Henrique Gomes Pauferro
10 Marcelo Junior Meira Alves
11 Maria Vitoria Januario
12 Mileny Hatsue Nomura
13 Othon Omar Balthazar
14 Pâmela Priscila Baldissarelli Bibiano
15 Paulo Henrique Oliveira da Silva Santos
16 Pérola Nicole Gonçalves
17 Rafaela Gonçalves Duarte
18 Raila da Silva Santos
19 Rita de Cássia Ribeiro
20 Rodrigo Augusto Moreira
21 Suellen Santana Guedes
22 Verônica Bernardes Souza
23 Vitoria Natalia Ignacio Gonçalves

 The company will provide free transportation for candidates. Please see the route and departure points below:


 Route: Santa Rosa de Viterbo – São Simão – Luiz Antônio – IP Factory (Transanti bus)      

Stop 1 – Santa Rosa de Viterbo:
Location: EE Conde Francisco Matarazzo
Departure time:  6 AM

Location: EE Salustiano Lemos
Departure time: 6:05 AM

Stop2 – São Simão
Location: : EE Agenor Medeiros
Departure time: 6:40 AM

Location: EE Capitão Virgílio Garcia
Departure Time: 6:55 AM

Stop 3 – Luiz Antônio
Location: Rodoviária Municipal
Departure Time: 7:15 AM

Route: Guatapará – IP Factory (Táxi Coopcar)

Location: EE Gavino Virdes
Departure Time: 7:20 AM

Location: Ponto de ônibus Mombuca
Departure Time: 7:30 AM


 Route: Santa Rosa de Viterbo – São Simão – Luiz Antônio – IP Factory (ônibus Transanti)      

Stop 1 – Santa Rosa de Viterbo:
Location: EE Conde Francisco Matarazzo
Departure Time: 11:00 AM

Location: EE Salustiano Lemos
Departure Time: 11:05 AM

Stop 2 – São Simão
Location: EE Agenor Medeiros
Departure Time: 11:40 AM

Location: EE Capitão Virgílio Garcia
Departure Time: 11:55 AM

Stop 3 – Luiz Antônio
Location: City Bus Station
Departure Time: 12:15 PM

Route: Guatapará – IP Factory (táxi Coopcar)

Location: EE Gavino Virdes
Horário: 12:20 PM

Location: Mombuca Bus Stop
Departure Time: 12:30 PM

Formare students develop PET bottle rocket


From February to October of this year, the International Paper Institute Formare School Project held multidisciplinary activities led by volunteer educator Joselir Cassuti that consisted of assembling a rocket using PET bottles.

The initiative presented by the educator, who has worked at International Paper for 22 years, involved every subject. Yet it was in his Chemistry classes that Joselir spoke about the project with students, splitting them into groups of four or five to make the rocket.

The teacher posed a challenge when he handed out the PET bottles to students. “They were confused when they received the material. But when we started to cut the bottles and the pieces appeared, they were impressed and excited about the idea,” says the educator.

The students designed the pieces individually and later learned more about the base of the rocket and its functions, taking into account that it could not be too heavy in order to fly. “Learning about the entire process was fundamental to the stability of the object,” explains their teacher.

After they finished the project, the students had a presentation week. A stand was set up in front of the exit to the IP Luiz Antônio restaurant, which is where they took questions from factory workers. “The students were asked about topics involving Chemistry, safety and the rocket creation process,” says Joselir.

Rocket Launch – On November 18, the students took part in a competition on the factory lawn and were very impressed by the structure assembled to hold the activity.

Small flags on the ground marked the distance of ten meters to indicate the ground that the rockets covered, with the rocket that travelled the furthest receiving the highest marks. There was tie for first place between the PETChemist Turbo F6 and the Newton in the Stars rockets.

In addition to the rocket launch, the competition also included the most creative name category. Four rockets competed: Blue Bird, Ácmon, PETChemist Turbo F6 and Newton in the Stars, which received the most votes from factory workers.

“This entire project was a challenge for the students. They didn’t just produce the rocket, but also the presentations and evaluations. I was impressed with their performance during the course. It’s amazing that when they come here, they are dim little stars and in the end they all leave shining bright,” says Joselir.

According to the teacher, students were graded on their performance and dedication shown at from start to end of the project. They were also surprised and happy with the project and all of the activities they took part in. The graduation ceremony and commemoration for the Formare students will be held on December 16, at International Paper’s Luiz Antônio unit.

Mogi Guaçu: see the list of passing canditates for the interview


See below the list of  candidates who passed for the next phase of  Formare International Paper selective process at Mogi Guaçu/SP unit.

The candidates will take part in a tour in order to see the some of the industrial processes and will be interviewed individually.

Every candidate must wear: 

  • closed shoes with no heels;
  • shirt or T-shirt with sleeves;
  • jeans.

It is not allowed to wear hight heels, ballet flats, flip flops, open toe shoes, sandals, tank tops, sleeveless shirts, skirts, dresses, shorts or transparent clothing.  

All candidates should be at the International Paper parking lot – Portaria 1. 

Group 1: Candidates invited to take part  on Nov. 24 (Thursday), at 9 AM.

1 Alan Henrique de Oliveira Menezes
2 Aldrey Mariane da Silva Ferreira
3 Aline Aparecida Scanavachia
4 Amanda Cardoso da Costa
5 Amanda Caroline Domingos
6 Amanda Penaforte de Lima
7 Ana Beatriz de Faria
8 Ana Beatríz Garcia Pereira
9 Anderson Antonio da Silva
10 Arthur Marlon Acencio
11 Brenda Tuany Moreira Gonçalves
12 Bruno Felipe Ferreira da Silva
13 Bruno Henrique Vieira
14 Bruno Richard Oliveira da Silva
15 Camila Negli Panseri
16 Carlos Felipe Landucci da Silva
17 Eduardo Henrique Dos Santos
18 Éllen Gonçalves Catine
19 Flavio Scomparin Gomes
20 Gabriele Bigaram Rosalino
21 Giovanna Gabrielly Silva Costa
22 Graziele Caroline Borges
23 Guilherme Brandão Martins de Sousa


TURMA 2: Candidates invited to take part  on Nov. 24 (Thursday) at 13h.

1 Guilherme Elander da Silva Benati Batista
2 Gustavo Borges De Lima
3 Gustavo de Sousa Silva
4 Hebert Willam da Rosa
5 Ivana Renata Zavoski
6 Jenifer Kauany de Souza dos Reis
7 João Otavio Lucio Della Torre
8 Juliano Setin Feriato
9 Lúcia Regina da Cruz
10 Marcos Abreu de Souza
11 Marcos Gabriel dos Santos Carvalho
12 Maria Luiza Clemente de Abreu Sampaio Cyrino
13 Mateus Henrique Gonçalves
14 Matheus Felipe Casagrande
15 Matheus Guimarães Justino
16 Nathália da Costa
17 Paloma Coraini de Souza
18 Rafael Luiz de Moura Borges
19 Renata Idalina de Souza
20 Sarah da Rocha Porfírio
21 Sarah Ferreira Alves Silva
22 Sarah Ribeiro da Silva
23 Stefany Nunes do Amaral
24 Thainá Ferreira de Sousa

Formare 2017 Luiz Antônio passing candidates


Below is a list of candidates who passed the first phase of the Formare International Paper selective process at the Luiz Antônio/SP unit.

The group dynamic will take place the  International Paper factory – Rodovia SP 255, Km 41,2 – Luiz Antônio/SP

GROUP 1: Candidates invited to take part in the group dynamic on Nov. 28 (Monday), at 9 AM.

1 Adriane de Almeida Câmara
2 Alex Gonçalves dos Santos
3 Aliane Mamud de Oliveira
4 Állan Gabriel dos Santos Bortolozzo
5 Allan Kennedy Alves
6 Ana Beatriz Ferreira
7 Ana Carla da Costa
8 Ana Carolina Maximiano da Silva
9 Ana Rosa Geraldo dos Santos
10 Andreza Grazielli Assunção Souza
11 Beatriz Ramos Gaspar
12 Caio Vinicius Tavares Costa Claro
13 Carolina Barcellos Coimbra
14 Celso Aparecido Silva Junior
15 Crisele Aparecida dos Santos Costa
16 Daiane Dos Santos Azevedo
17 Daniely Cristina Graciute Araújo
18 Dauto Jorge Rosa
19 Eduardo Alves dos Santos
20 Eliézer Samuel Gomes Isidoro
21 Emili Cristina da Silva Ataliba
22 Esthefani Bianca da Silva Pereira
23 Esther Léa Neves Campos
24 Gabriel Ribeiro Junqueira

GROUP 2: Candidates invited to take part in the group dynamic on Nov. 28 (Monday), at 2 PM.

1 Gabriela Pires Melo da Silva
2 Gabrielle Araújo Camargo
3 Geani da Silva Dos Santos
4 Graziela Flausino da Silva
5 Henrique Vitorio de Souza
6 Isabella Damasceno da Cruz
7 Isabelle Santos Gonçalves
8 Jenifer Cristina Justino Oliveira
9 Jéssica Caroline Balsan
10 Jessica Gonçalves
11 Jéssica Maiara dos Santos
12 Jéssica Mara de Jesus Oliveira
13 João Matheus Martins
14 João Victor Lima Galiane
15 João Vitor Beluti da Silva
16 José Henrique dos Santos Belchior
17 Jose Mauro Querido Correia
18 Julia da Silva Souza
19 Júlia de Fátima Plez dos Reis
20 Juliana Teixeira Pimenta
21 Karen Maria Garcia
22 Kenedy da Silva Camargo
23 Leonardo Rafael Bertanholi Viana
24 Letícia Beatriz Moreira

GROUP 3: Candidates invited to take part in the group dynamic on Nov. 29 (Tuesday), at 9 AM.

1 Leticia Vitoria da Silva
2 Luana Gabriele De Figueiredo
3 Luiz Felipe Souza Schimidt
4 Luiz Henrique Gomes Pauferro
5 Marcelo Junior Meira Alves
6 Maria Eduarda de Lima Contato
7 Maria Leticia dos Santos
8 Maria Vitoria Januario
9 Mileny Hatsue Nomura
10 Nadiane Aparecida Candido
11 Othon Omar Balthazar
12 Pâmela Priscila Baldissarelli Bibiano
13 Paulo Henrique Oliveira da Silva Santos
14 Pérola Nicole Gonçalves
15 Rafaela Gonçalves Duarte
16 Raila da Silva Santos
17 Ricardo Moreira dos Santos
18 Rita de Cássia Ribeiro
19 Rodrigo Augusto Moreira
20 Suellen Santana Guedes
21 Tauana dos santos batista
22 Taynara Rosa Goveia Amorim
23 Verônica Bernardes Souza
24 Vitoria Natalia Ignacio Gonçalves

The company will provide free transportation for candidates. Please see the route and departure points below:

 MORNING SESSION CANDIDATES (Nov. 28 and 29 – Groups 1 and 2)

 Route: Santa Rosa de Viterbo – São Simão – Luiz Antônio – IP Factory (Transanti bus)      

Stop 1 – Santa Rosa de Viterbo:
Location: EE Conde Francisco Matarazzo
Departure time: 7:00 AM

Location: EE Salustiano Lemos
Departure time: 7:05 AM

Stop 2 – São Simão
Location: EE Agenor Medeiros
Time: 7:40 AM

Location: EE Capitão Virgílio Garcia
Time: 7:55 AM

Stop 3 – Luiz Antônio
Location: City Bus Station
Time: 8:15 AM


Route: Guatapará – IP Factory (Coopcar Taxi)
Location: EE Gavino Virdes
Time: 8:20 AM

Location: Mombuca Bus Stop
Time: 8:30 AM



Route: Santa Rosa de Viterbo – São Simão – Luiz Antônio – IP Factory (Transanti bus)

Stop 1 – Santa Rosa de Viterbo:
Location: EE Conde Francisco Matarazzo
Departure time: Noon

Location: EE Salustiano Lemos
Departure time: 12:05 PM

Stop 2 – São Simão
Location: EE Agenor Medeiros
Time: 12:40 PM

Location: EE Capitão Virgílio Garcia
Time: 12:55 PM

Stop 3 – Luiz Antônio
Location: City Bus Station
Time: 1:15 PM


Route: Guatapará – IP Factory (Coopcar Taxi)
Location: Praça da Igreja
Time: 1:20 PM

Location: Mombuca Bus Stop
Time: 1:30 PM

Formare 2017 Mogi Guaçu passing canditates


See the list of those who passed the first phase of the Formare International Paper selective process at the Mogi Guaçu/SP unit.

The group dynamic will take place Horto Florestal – International Paper Training Center – Rodovia SP 340, Km 171 – Mogi Guaçu/SP.

GROUP 1: Candidates invited to take part in the group dynamic on Nov. 21 (Monday), at 9 AM.

1 Alan Henrique de Oliveira Menezes
2 Aldrey Mariane da Silva Ferreira
3 Aline Aparecida Scanavachia
4 Amanda Cardoso da Costa
6 Amanda Penaforte de Lima
7 Ana Beatriz de Faria
8 Ana Beatríz Garcia Pereira
9 Ana Brenda Almeida de Vaz
10 Ana Carolina Coelho Bassichetti
11 Ana Flavia Barbosa Da Silva
12 Anderson Antonio da Silva
13 Arthur Marlon Acencio
14 Brenda Gabriely de Oliveira
15 Brenda Tuany Moreira Gonçalves
17 Bruno Henrique Vieira
18 Bruno Richard Oliveira da Silva
19 Camila Negli Panseri
20 Camila Roberta Marsal
21 Carlos Felipe Landucci da Silva
22 Eduardo Henrique Dos Santos
23 Éllen Gonçalves Catine
24 Flavio Scomparin Gomes


GROUP 2: Candidates invited to take part in the group dynamic on Nov. 21 (Monday), at 2 PM.

1 Gabriele Bigaram Rosalino
2 Giovanna Gabrielly Silva Costa
3 Graziele Caroline Borges
4 Guilherme Brandão Martins de Sousa
5 Guilherme Elander da Silva Benati Batista
6 Gustavo Borges De Lima
7 Gustavo de Sousa Silva
8 Hebert Willam da Rosa
9 Hugo Yuji takakua
10 Ingrid de Jesus Augusto
11 Ivana Renata Zavoski
12 Jenifer Kauany de Souza dos Reis
13 João Otavio Lucio Della Torre
14 Julia Scarabello Serafim
15 Juliana da Silva de Araújo
16 Juliano Setin Feriato
17 Leandro Marcelino de Paula Garbi
19 Lilieny Karoline Gonçalves
20 Lucas Rodrigo Liel
21 Lúcia Regina da Cruz
22 Marcos Abreu de Souza
23 Marcos Gabriel dos Santos Carvalho
24 Maria Luiza Clemente de Abreu Sampaio Cyrino


GROUP 3: Candidates invited to take part in the group dynamic on Nov. 22 (Tuesday), at 2 PM.

1 Mateus Henrique Gonçalves
2 Matheus Felipe Casagrande
3 Matheus Guimarães Justino
4 Mayra Martins De Freitas
5 Natália Cristina Francisco
6 Nathália da Costa
8 Paloma Coraini de Souza
9 Patrick de Araujo Neves
10 Patrik Marlon de Almeida Silva
11 Paulo Ricardo De Oliveira
12 Rafael Luiz de Moura Borges
13 Renata Idalina de Souza
14 Sarah da Rocha Porfírio
15 Sarah Ferreira Alves Silva
16 Sarah Ribeiro da Silva
17 Stefany Nunes do Amaral
18 Thainá Ferreira de Sousa


Formare 2017 Três Lagoas passing candidates


See the list of those who passed the first phase of the Formare Três Lagoas selective process.

Names are in alphabetical order.

The second phase will be held on Nov. 16 (Wednesday), at 1 PM, at Colégio Objetivo – Rua Urías Ribeiro, 2327 – Alto da Boa Vista.

1 Abner Loureiro Santana
2 Alisson Torres Moreira
3 Ana Luiza Oliveira Bazan
4 Ane Caroline Rodrigues dos Santos
5 Beatriz Soares de oliveira
6 Bianca Pereira Catania
7 Bruna Maria Almeida e Santos
8 Bruna Pereira Queiroz de Almeida
9 Bruno Barbosa de Oliveira
10 Carlos Henrique Damião dos Santos Filho
11 Cassiane da Silva Domingues
12 Cleisla Martins da Silva
13 Danatielly Peixoto Uchôa
14 Dayane de Oliveira Araujo da Silva
15 Débora Gomes De Lima
16 Eduardo Borges Lopes
17 Eliziane Gabrielli dos Santos Ramos
18 Êmily Aparecida Gomes da Silva
19 Felipe Alexandre Alcantara
20 Felipe da Silva Campos
21 Felipe Henrique Medeiros de Lima
22 Gelson Rosa Cardoso Junior
23 Gisele Vitoria da Cunha Oliveira
24 Guilherme Pereira Calixto Gomes
25 Higor vieira brambilla
26 Isabella Saloah Valentim da Silva
27 João Augusto dos Santos
28 juliane Ribeiro Teixeira
29 Karen Moreira dos Santos Cavanha
30 Karina da Costa Conceição
31 Karina da Silva Souza
32 Kerolyn Barreto Barbosa
33 Ketlin Franco Faria
34 lavínia ferreira bispo
35 Leticia da Silva Moreira
36 Letícia Vasques Lucena
37 Lincoln Batista Melchior
38 Luana Regina Dias Ribeiro
39 Lucas Emanoel Witter de Souza
40 Mari Ellen Costa Romero
41 Maria Aparecida Fernandes dos Santos da Silva
43 Maria Eduarda Ribeiro Martins
44 Mateus dos Santos
45 Natálya Moreira da Silva
46 Pâmela Feitosa Dos Santos
47 Paulo Ricardo Gonçalves Gama Monteiro
48 Rafaela Maurilha Alves Da Silva
49 Rhaislla Aleixo Dos Reis
50 Stéfany de Souza Felix
51 Stephanie Karoline Angelini Tavares Seara
52 Suze Eliane Ferreira da Silva
53 Tainara Batista Godinho
55 Vitória Maria de Oliveira Damaceno

Formare students participate in SIPAT 2016

Students create model and show how IP processes work


Safety is a value at International Paper . And to reinforce all of the measures the company takes to make every work environment safer, the CIPA (Internal Accident Prevention Commission) at International Paper had some outside help for this year’s Internal  Occupational Accident Prevention Week (SIPAT): Formare students. The Mogi Guaçu group actively participated in the event, which took place from October 4 to 14. In addition to attending talks, the students built a detailed model of the unit, with the different areas involved in the pulp and paper manufacturing process.

In addition to this activity, they gave presentations to workers, putting all of their learning into practice from the many classes given by the VEs (Volunteer Educators) during the professional training course, such as oral and written communication and pulp and paper manufacturing processes, for example.

The same thing happened in Luiz Antonio, with students giving presentations at the “Sustainability” stand to SIPAT participants. From October 3 to 11, the students organized into groups to take turns giving presentations at the stand, aimed at informing employees about key sustainability initiatives at IP and answering questions about the GRI Report.

With the help of the VEs,  the Internal Accident Prevention Committee members, family members, IP employees and service providers, the students built three models to represent the tripod of corporate sustainability (financial, social and environmental) and its relationship with the company’s targets for 2020. In the “Financial” model, the students depicted the energy efficiency and fiber efficiency targets; the “Social model showed the topics of safety and IP Institute initiatives with neighboring communities; while for the “Environment” model, the students showed recycling targets for wood shavings and improvement in water quality.

At the end of the exhibitions, participants were invited to give a recap of the explanation and test their knowledge in the sustainability game.


IIP opens registrations for Formare 2017

05-formareRegistrations for the FORMARE selective process at International Paper in the Mogi Guaçu, Luiz Antônio and Três Lagoas regions will be open from October 11 to November 3. For the first time, the selective process at the three IP units will be integrated, with several new facets.

The professional training course is a supplement to regular schooling, with classes given Monday through Friday during the daytime at International Paper factories. A total of 50 openings (20 openings for the Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu/SP pulp and paper units and 10 for the paper unit in Três Lagoas/MS) will be available.

FORMARE: How it works

Launched at International Paper in 2010, the Formare School Project, developed by Fundação Iochpe, offers professional education courses for young people from low-income families, with certification recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC) and issued by the Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR). Teachers are International Paper professionals who help to train students and prepare them for the challenges of getting their first job through an exchange of experiences.

For a better understanding, please watch the video.

Below are the candidate requirements and the test day for each unit:


  • Young people whose birthday falls between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2000;
  • currently enrolled in their junior and senior years at a public High School in 2016;
  • average per-member family income of one minimum monthly wage salary;
  • May not be a sibling, child, step-child, grandchild or direct dependent of an IP worker;
  • reside in the city of Três Lagoas.

Test: November 10, at 1:30 PM, at the UFMS Amphitheater – Campus I (Rua Cap. Olinto Mancini, nº 1662 – Bairro Colinos – Três Lagoas/MS).


  • Young people whose birthday falls between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1999;
  • currently enrolled in their senior years at a public High School in 2016;
  • average per-member family income of one minimum monthly wage salary;
  • May not be a sibling, child, step-child, grandchild or direct dependent of an IP worker;
  • reside in the city of Mogi Guaçu.

Test: November 10, at 1:30 PM, at Faculdades Integradas Maria Imaculada (Rua Paula Bueno, 240 – Centro – Mogi Guaçu/SP).


  • Young people whose birthday falls between January 1, 1998 and December 31, 1999;
  • currently enrolled in their senior years at a public High School in 2016;
  • average per-member family income of one minimum monthly wage salary;
  • May not be a sibling, child, step-child, grandchild or direct dependent of an IP worker;
  • reside in the cities of Guatapará, Luiz Antônio, São Simão or Santa Rosa de Viterbo.

Test in Guatapará: November 10, at 8:30 AM, at the “Jornalista Gavino Virdes” Elementary School (Rua Valdemar Stoque, 258 – Jd. Alvorada).

Test in Luiz Antônio: November 10, at 1:30 PM, at the “Cel. Arthur Pires” Elementary School  (Rua Nilo Peçanha, 132 – Nova Guatapará).

Test in São Simão: November 10, at 7:30 PM, at the “Prof. Agenor Medeiros” Elementary School  (Rua José Silveira, 954 – Bento Quirino).

Test in Santa Rosa de Viterbo: November 10, at 1:30 PM, at the “Conde Francisco Matarazzo” Elementary School  (Rua Sete de Setembro, 250 – Centro).

The content of the tests will be Portuguese language, math and an essay. Candidates must be in attendance 15 minutes prior to the start time and be in possession of a photo ID (RG or Driver’s License), pencil, eraser and blue or black pen. Cell phones or calculators may not be used.

The Formare selective process will take place over a total of 5 phases.

  • Online registrations;
  • Test;
  • Group dynamic;
  • One-on-one interview and tour of the International Paper factory;
  • Home visit.

The selective process starts with registrations in October, followed by eliminatory phases until early December, when the list of accepted candidates will be released. Classes are set to start in March 2017.



Formare Chat joins philosophy and pop culture to talk about choices


The famous Greek aphorism attributed to Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, “Know thyself,” served as the basis for a chat between Newton Scavone, IP Security Manager, and Formare School Project students at the Luiz Antônio unit on August 28. Scavone did more than take a new look at a classic phrase, showing how it is applicable today and can be a life lesson, since self-awareness is something humans are constantly searching for and this awareness is essential to maturing. “We can only outline a personal plan to improve when we know ourselves and want better,” he said at the meeting.

At 63, Scavone took the adolescents through his lifetime of experiences, recalling his career path and his start at the company nearly 35 years ago. As an active participant in  Formare activities since the Project began at Luiz Antonio, the Security Manager spoke about his personal values and advised the students on making good choices in the future.  “Good choices happen when sown, and they must be reaped in any situation,” he said.

Losses and gains – Scavone had to deal with loss from a young age. At eight years old, his father died, leaving him and his two brothers, who were 9 and six months old at the time, to look elsewhere for references throughout their lives. He took charge of showing them ways, through great effort, dedication and awareness that fulfilling his duties generates results and opens doors. “I’ve always had people with consolidated careers who inspired me to follow my own ideas. I believe in following examples. ”

And it was through these references and a search for constant betterment that many opportunities arose, which can also happen for Formare students when they use all of their potential in their chosen careers.  “They need to want it and to get excited for things to happen; the big question is not what they have now in Formare, but what they will do with all of this learning in the future and this is something that I talk about a lot with the student I tutor as well,” he says.

From philosophy to pop culture – In addition to his reference to Socrates during the chat, Scavone connected the past to the present by touching on American TV show Glee, where deaf students, along with the cast of the show, sing John Lennon’s Imagine, mixing voice and sign language. He used this resource to show that from Ancient Greece to the classic hit from the 1970s, reinterpreted in the 2000s, there are lessons and teachings that cross generations. “The students are moved; one of them came to me at the end saying that he wanted to change the way he is and this was the most beautiful and gratifying encouragement I’ve ever had,” said the professional, who told the young man to follow his intuition, something that “always brings us great lessons.”

Biennale is the stage for a meeting between Formare students


A meeting between Formare IP students at the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio units is already part of the calendar of activities at International Paper Institute. This year, the company provided a chance for students to exchange knowledge as well as fun and culture, with a visit to the International Book Biennale, in São Paulo.

As one of the event’s sponsors, IP was able to bring students to São Paulo and provide a unique and fun moment in an inspiring space that values an exchange of ideas. After all, who doesn’t like a good recommendation for reading?

On the literature route – students left the Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu units and had a first stop in the city of Limeira, where they met for breakfast before continuing their trip in a single bus, where they took part in some group dynamics that encouraged exchange of learning experiences.

A book and a challenge – the trip to the Book Biennale was overseen by the IP CSR and Sustainability team and by Elídio Frias, a Marketing Executive from Solenis, a partner in the Institute’s initiatives. The executive talked with students about careers and their futures and gave them a book and a challenge: to finish reading it by the end of the year. A goal that may be easy for some students, while for others it is just the start of building a new habit: travelling through the pages of a book.




Formare students receive the visit of the Industrial Operations Manager

Foto Eurípedes Valadao

At 37 years of age, the Industrial Operations Manager of the Luiz Antônio unit, Eurípedes Valadão Jr., has dedicated more than half of his life to International Paper. A total of 19 years of work, making him an expert when the subject is pulp and paper production. In his almost two decades of work, there is at least five years where he has dedicated himself to activities with the Formare students, sharing experience and providing guidance. At the end of July, Valadão, as he is called by his colleagues at IP, took part in one more edition of Formare Chat.

He was trained as an engineer, Valadão joined IP when he was 18, and built a long-lasting path of professional growth. That is what he talked about with Formare students, who are in the process of making a decision about their career. “I tried to show them, based on my story, some of the potential paths so that they understand how the dynamics of professional life work,” he explains.

ALL KINDS OF DOUBTS – Personal and career choices are a recurring theme in the meetings between executives and students, who take the opportunity to clarify doubts, taking the utmost advantage of the examples and guidance conveyed through life experiences of those who have learned a lot from their mistakes and achievements in life. “Students asked me about the difficulties I faced in my career and my personal choices. I feel that they ask that because they want to know which path they should take to put their future on the right track.”

At the end of the conversation, the executives that take part in the Formare Chat always leave the students with a message for them to keep up their studies and be successful in their journey. With Valadão it was no different. “Don’t give up on your dreams, if your current dreams are too distant, change your dream and readapt so that you can fulfill them little by little. When fulfilling a dream, look for another and remember that the only thing we take from life are our experiences,” he says.

Sweater Drive brings professionals together to donate blankets


Formare students organized the drive for the Solidarity Fund of Guatapará

 Every year, International Paper Institute (IIP) holds a Sweater Drive with direct participation of Formare students. In 2016, the Luiz Antônio group was chosen to help in organizing and also took care of collecting donations. A different institution is chosen to receive donated items for each edition of the campaign.

PTo meet the needs of the Social Fund of Guatapará, an organization that serves 150 families in the city and offers cutting and sewing, crafts and manicure courses, in addition to providing psychological and social services, IP professionals joined forces to gather raise cash to purchase blankets to donate.  “We normally receive clothing donations, but this year we were told that there was a need blanket donations,” says Sabrina Tenello, a Social Responsibility and Sustainability analyst at the IP Institute.

Considering that blankets and comforters are donated less than items of clothing, this year the campaign took a different approach and several groups of professionals at the unit organized to raise money to purchase and donate these items; however, those that had blankets in good condition to donate also helped out in the campaign. In addition to the blankets donated, IIP gathered 90 clothing items, including sweaters, trousers and kids’ clothing.

According to the Municipal Secretary of Social Aid in Guatapará, Nelson Cardoso, the donations arrived right on time. “In a Sweater Drive, blankets are one of the most important items and here at the Social Fund, we have a psychologist and a social worker that do visits and map the needs of the community of Guatapará,” he explains.

The donations were collected on July 21 at the Luiz Antônio unit and the families expressed their thanks. “Actions that bring volunteers and public agencies together to help those in situations of extreme social vulnerability are of the utmost importance,” says the Secretary. Now the donations will undergo a triage so they can be distributed to families served.


Eduardo Fonseca takes part in “Formare Chat”

IP’s Corporate Affairs Manager shares his career experiences with Formare students

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Taking part for the first time in the Formare Chat, a series of meetings that International Paper Institute (IIP) promotes between IP Formare students and executives, Eduardo Fonseca, International Paper’s Corporate Affairs Manger, shared his varied career history with young people. “Students are taking a very important step on their path and choosing the direction of this path that is appropriate for each of them,” he says. With a degree in Law, Fonseca began working as a trainee at the Chamber of Commerce, where he learned about foreign trade, and he worked in the institutional content area and in government relations, which became his area of expertise and brought him to IP four and a half years ago.

When talking about his career, the Corporate Affairs Manager showed how a choice can be redirected at any time in our professional life, and there is no problem with this. To the contrary, you can choose new directions regardless of academic background and find professional fulfillment in an area that is completely different than what you had initially planned. In relation to the meeting with the students, the executive says he was impressed with their curiosity in learning not just professional tips, but especially about the personal decisions that guided his career choices. “Their curiosity is fascinating, and the attention they pay to each answer shows that they really think about what we are saying, drawing parallels between how life situations can be repeated,” he says.

It is natural that young people experiencing a moment of professional decision are afraid of making mistakes, and this comes up among the many questions the students asked Fonseca./ “They asked me a lot about the choices I made in my profession and wanted to know what I would reconsider today, looking back.” For Fonseca, knowing how to seize opportunities that came up in his career was essential to achieving his current job, joining the sustainability and CSR, Corporate Communications and Government Relations areas. And he also noticed that this view of life can open many doors at the meeting he had with the students on June 28. “They really understood the importance of the program and the doors that they can open if they take advantage of what they experience here every day.”

Lessons – Every exchange of ideas has some kind of lesson. For Fonseca, just being able to share his trajectory with students who are filled with a willingness to learn taught him a lesson. “I feel honored to be able to share a little of my background and see that, all of a sudden, without even realizing it, I may have made a difference in one of their lives,” he says.

And as with all of the editions of the Formare Chat, professionals look to give the students a message to reflect upon during this very important time. Showing that you need to fight in order for things to happen. “Nothing comes easy in life, but there is great pleasure in achievement, precisely because we fight so hard for them. If they learn from each other and from the guests that visit the class, I’m sure they will be better equipped to choose the right direction,” he says in closing.

“Formare Chat” brings young people closer to professionals in the Manufacturing and Human Resources areas

In June, students talked with professionals from various areas at IP and were able to find answers to career questions during and open and relaxed chat.

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Bringing young people who are making professional decisions closer to executives with market experience. This is the concept of the “Formare Chat,” an initiative of the International Paper Institute, which joins students with cycle tutors each month so they can have the chance to learn a bit more about professions, in addition to classes and visits promoted during the course.

In June, students at the Luiz Antonio unit had the opportunity to talk with Priscila Zahn, Coordinator of Manufacturing Excellence and a chemical engineer. Zahn started at IP in the Trainee program in 2010, at Três Lagoas, where she worked until 2015 and also served as a VE before taking her current job at Luiz Antonio.

Priscila is currently a Formare tutor and this was the first time she took part in a chat with the unit’s students. “They had a lot of questions about career and they asked me how I made my professional choices and if I had regretted any decision,” she says of her meeting with the young people on June 6.

In addition to Priscila, Thiago Bernabé, a Human Resources Manager, shared his experiences with students. Thiago has been at IP for five and a half years, working at the Mogi Guaçu, São Paulo and Três Lagoas units and having spent ten months in Russia, working at IP in Svetogorsk, a city on the border with Finland.

Back in Brazil, he worked at the Paulínia unit before coming to Luiz Antônio, where he has been for four months. “Students were very curious about learning how I reconciled being far from family, since I spent time in all of these places and I needed to be away from my wife,” he says. The chat with students covered resignations that come with choices. “I told them that you need to have long-term vision, understanding that our choices should be made with the greater good in mind and that in the future these choices will make sense,” he says, explaining the reasons for his moves.

Students also asked Priscila about the 5S program, which covers organization and tidying of work space, a topic discussed during Formare classes. The meeting also covered the difficulty of choosing. “They want to find out what I think about quitting one area and switching majors. I made a point of reinforcing that they need to choose something they like, because doing something they don’t like will make them unhappy.” That is why Priscila put the students at ease by saying that the most important thing is finding an area that motivates them and that there is nothing wrong with changing your mind and switching majors. “It’s important for us to find ourselves in our profession,” she explains.

Thiago says that he was quite surprised by the students’ interest in Human Resources, which is why he found a student who was being tutored who wanted to learn more about the area, so he could contribute to the student’s experience. “In addition to dealing with people, HR should be strategic and bring results to the company. You have to have a vision of business for the best results,” he explains, adding that the Formare Chat is a very good initiative because it gives young students a better idea of the reality of the market.





Luiz Antônio Formare students organize Sweater Drive for unit employees


Items can be donated through the internal campaign until July 1.  Donations will benefit the Solidarity Fund of Guatapará. Workers should leave items at collection points

The time has come to open your closet and see what no longer fits, but is in good condition and can be donated. The 2016 Sweater Drive has already begun at the Luiz Antônio unit and the goal for this year is to raise the greatest number of items possible, especially blankets, to be donated to the families registered with the Social Solidarity Fund of Guatapará.

Luiz Antônio Formare students were responsible for organizing the entire campaign, under the coordination of International Paper Institute. Collection points are located at gates 1 and 2, and donations will be accepted until July 1. All of the clothing gathered will be sent to the Social Solidarity Fund of the Municipality of Guatapará, 50 km from Luiz Antônio.

What to donate

– Coats, shirts, sweaters, sweats, shirts, trousers and other clothing items for adults and kids, in addition to shoes and blankets that are in good condition.

– Choosing items for donation

When you open your closet, choose clothing that you no longer use or that you almost never use and think about whether it really makes sense to keep it in your closet or if these items would do more good if they were donated. If you have any items of clothing that have not been used over the last two winters, or that no longer fit you, it is time to help those in need.

– Kidswear

Kids grow fast and lose a lot of clothes. Clean out your kids’ closets and remove all of the clothes that they have outgrown and that are like new from their drawers. The kids who will receive them thank you.

– Check seams

When separating clothing for donation, check to see if the seams are tight and if the item is not threadbare. Take a look at the finish on blankets.

Last year, the Sweater Drive raised over 230 items, benefitting low-income families registered with the Social Solidarity Fund of São Simão/SP. This time, the Social Solidarity Fund of Guatapará was chosen to receive donations. “Every year, Formare students are engaged in organizing the Sweater Drive, reinforcing how important volunteer work is not only for IP, but for society as a whole,” says Gláucia Faria, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Manager at International Paper Institute. “Through small actions, we can help those in need. ”

IP Open Doors marks the last phase of Formare at Três Lagoas

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IP opens the doors to the public and welcomes visits from the family members of Formare students, who are getting ready to say goodbye

Formare students and their family members were given an up-close look at how paper is manufactured at the latest edition of IP Open Doors, held on May 7.  The guided tour coincided with the start of the last phase of the Formare School Project, a professional training program coordinated by International Paper Institute.

During IP Open Doors, family members took part in integration activities, saw how the paper machine works, and walked through the finishing area and the administrative offices, learning about the many different professionals who work in a large factory. The tour was monitored by the Três Lagoas unit’s Production Manager, Cláudio Giachetto, by his Assistant, Bruna Locatelli, and by the Senior Processes Assistant, Mauro Borges, who each presented one of the areas of the company.

According to Bruna Locatelli, an Assistant in the Production division who is taking part in IP Open Doors for the third time, this initiative is important to bring family members and students closer to the day-to-day of workers. “They have the opportunity to understand the reality that everyone experiences inside the factory, in every concept, like culture and the routine,” she says. Bruna also commented that the visitors were impressed by the automation of the factory process and that she likes to show how the paper machine works, from the beginning to the end of the jumbo roll. “The families usually imagine a place where lots of people work and they’re surprised when they see a modern and automated factory.”

The volume produced at Três Lagoas also catches the visitors’ attention: “the machine works at a speed of 1320 m/min, producing a roll of approximately 120 km and 40 tons of paper,” says the Senior Production Assistant, Mauro Borges, who has been at IP for 12 years and has been a Formare Volunteer Educator since the project was implemented at the Mogi Guaçu unit, where he used to work.

IP Open Doors is an initiative planned by IP Communication. It has taken place for seven years now, since operations began at the Três Lagoas unit. It is normally aimed at workers’ families, but this edition was created with the support of IIP just for students’ families.  “The visit lasts approximately four hours and also includes activities to interact with participants, in an extroverted and playful way, including games, theatrical plays, magic and motivational messages, depending on the public,” says Gabriel Lima, a Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Analyst at IIP.

Borges feels that the initiative is important to bring families closer to the company. “It’s important to strengthen this relationship and show what the company has to people that work there, the opportunities for professional and technical growth in a safe place that values respect for the environment,” he says, with the program reinforcing issues of safety in all of the areas the group visits during each edition. “It’s gratifying to tell families about the company where I work, since I am very proud of the company I am part of.”

Getting ready to say goodbye

Over the last ten months, the Formare students have had the chance to learn about the industrial paper production process, taking part in classes given by IP professionals who work as Volunteer Educators to prepare these young people for the challenges of the labor market. These VEs develop skills and competencies that are essential for anyone that wants to work for a large company. “This is one of the projects I’m most proud to say I participate in and to say that the company where I work supports it. In a way, we are bringing significant and continual changes to the lives of young people who, oftentimes, have no direction in the labor market,” says Bruna Locatelli.

Yet she is not the only one proud of the project. João Marisi, 21, a Human Resources Intern, feels that he has grown as a professional by working as a Volunteer Educator. “We learn a lot by teaching and come into contact with different opinions and realities.” Marisi, who is a senior in Business Administration, says that Formare students always ask him about college and about what it is like interning at a large company. From the standpoint of his area, he says that he feels better prepared because he has followed the project since the student selection process. “Formare provides a life experience.”

The students, who are in their last week of classes, are already getting ready to say goodbye. “I’m happy and sad at the same time. Sad because we’re going to leave. But happy because there are many doors that will open and I know that I’m going to get a job soon,” says Rithiele Soares, 18, who has already worked as a Young Apprentice at Banco do Brasil and at fast food restaurants. “I never imaged that I would make it [through the selection process] and I feel very honored to participate,” says Soares, adding that he will be sending his resume to IP as soon as the course ends.

For Dâmaris Moreira, 18, Formare is like a second home. She says that the contact with her tutor helped her to choose a career and that she wants to go to university to study Chemical Engineering. “I’ve lived in Três Lagoas for six years and I’d never seen a factory. Formare was the opportunity that I found to study more.” Her favorite subject was Speech, which helped her to better express herself. “I’ve always been very shy and the classes helped me to get over my fear of public speaking.”

The next step for Dâmaris and Rithiele is the job market. For Bruna Locatelli and João Marisi, it is the next Formare group. The students will graduate in early June and the next edition of Formare at Três Lagoas starts in 2017.


Aim for the Example: what people who have learned a lot and are still learning at work every day have to say

César Assin:  “É muito gratificante poder contribuir para o crescimento desses futuros profissionais”

César Assin, the General Manager at the Mogi Guaçu plan, has been with International Paper for 27 years. He talks about what it is like to take part in “Aim for the Example,” an initiative that gets professionals to look at their respective careers and find different ways to contribute to educating new generations.

Assin has been a tutor since 2011, when “Aim for the Example” was implemented at the Luiz Antônio unit, where he worked at the time. He says that he recognizes the importance of these kinds of actions, since he was once in the students’ place and the help he received from more experienced professionals when he was starting out in his career was fundamental to developing skills and competencies within the company.  “By participating in the project, I was able to look back and see how important it was to have support and guidance from people with experience in the market,” he says.

Yet experience alone is not enough. Being a Tutor means enhancing other skills in order to build a trusting and empathetic relationship with the students being tutored. That is why expectations are so high on both sides. “The first time I took part as a tutor in 2011, I was very apprehensive and, at the same time, anxious about what to say and how to talk and act. I knew that the students were counting on our advice, on our tips, and they were hoping we would talk about our professional experiences,” he recalls.

Below is our full interview with Assin, where he talks about what lessons “Aim for the Example” has brought to his professional life.

Instituto International Paper – What has changed in your life since you started working as a tutor with the Formare students?

"It's very gratifying to be able to contribute to the growth of these future professionals"

“It’s very gratifying to be able to contribute to the growth of these future professionals”

César Assin – With each Formare student’s ten-month education cycle, I was able to see how they developed. This happens thanks to joint work with the Tutor and, especially, with the VEs (Volunteer Educators), in addition, of course, to the discipline the project’s coordinators work with. I think that the change happens for all of us (Tutors, VEs and Coordinators), in our will to see them succeed. We notice that this is a fundamental component to their success. And the entire cycle causes us to grow, because the experiences they share with us – many of which are tough – make us reflect a bit more on life.  I think that IP is on the right path. Who knows, maybe one day a Project participant will be leading the company!

 IIP – What else do you like about the role of tutor?

César Assin – I like to see how much the students change over these ten months they are with us, in addition to noticing their growth, especially in relation to the new information they are given and how they use it. It’s very gratifying to be able to contribute to the growth of these future professionals.

IIP – In relation to “Aim for the Example,” how do you regard the project’s maturity within Formare?

César Assin – Since the Formare Project started at IP, it has become more and more mature. This stage of the project has been easier and easier, precisely because we know what they expect from us and how we can help them, so that everyone gets the most out of this experience, building knowledge.

IIP – And what is most challenging for you?

César Assin – The biggest challenge is achieving the goal of Formare, that is, contributing to the professional development of these young people.

IIP – Is there a topic that you make a point of covering with the students you tutor each year?

César Assin – I stress how important dedication and tenacity are in reaching your goals. If we are not perseverant, it will be hard for us to succeed, since professional success is not the result of luck. They are driving their own careers; they need to believe in themselves and understand that they can success and they should never give up.

IIP – What lessons have you taken away from this relationship between tutor and tutee?

César Assin – Knowing to always listen. In other words, it’s also important to pass experiences on to them, teach them to look to the future and always have a “Plan B” in case something doesn’t go as expected. I always say that in life they will find people that will give them support, as well as people that will not be supportive. You need a lot of tenacity and willpower to overcome obstacles and achieve the desired results. In this sense, I try to guide them when necessary and support those with an established goal.

IIP – Formare is…    

César Assin – An excellent opportunity for growth and self-awareness. I am nothing but grateful to everyone that makes this project a success at IP, aligning all of the principles at our company. It is truly rewarding.


Formare Project – Registrations open!

Registrations are open! Now is the time for you to join the FORMARE team. Become a Volunteer Educator and directly contribute to the process of social transformation in our country.

The FORMARE project is responsible for opening a path filled with opportunities to public school students – it is a door that opens to kick off the professional lives of those just starting out.

International Paper volunteer educators play a fundamental role in the Formare project, because it is through subjects like computing, English, electromechanical maintenance, pulp and paper production and many others that they provide Formare students with their first contacts with the professional education that will be the starting point in a life filled with challenges.

New educators take training courses held by Fundação Iochpe in order to build an experience of excellence in the classroom for the young people that benefit from this program. Thanks to the effort of a team of volunteer workers who meet during 10 weeks to make this dream a reality, FORMARE works like a center of social transformation, and both parties are impacted by this initiative.

Being a volunteer means teaching and learning, it means transforming! Registration forms will be available at the exits of the Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu factory restaurants until February 25. Challenge yourself and take part as well. We hope to see you there!

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New IPI partnership strengthens IP’s role in social responsibility among the communities where it operates


International Paper Institute’s Formare project now has a new partner. Since March, the 100% of the meal costs of the project’s 50 students have been paid by the Solenis Especialidades Químicas company, a supplier of chemicals used in the production process and at the water treatment station at IP.

With this news, IPI is reinforcing its network of partnerships with companies involved in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, whose values are aligned with the organizational principles adopted by International Paper. “We are extremely happy to have companies with the same purposes working along with us,” says Sabrina Tenello, a Social Responsibility Analyst for IPI.

Being a company with well-defined Social Responsibility guidelines is a fundamental requirement for working with the IPI team on the 11 projects that the organization maintains in Brazil.

The Solenis partnership with the Formare School Project is nothing new. Executives at the company actively participate in the “Formare Chat”, an International Paper Institute initiative to bring professionals with market experience closer to the project’s young students, who are in the process of defining their career, for an exchange of experiences. “We believe that we can do much more than participate in meetings with the students. We would like to be able to involve our employees in Formare activities more, to help IPI with the number of volunteers and be able to more widely promote the program at our company. It is beneficial to both sides,” says Elidio Frias, a Marketing executive at Solenis.

The consolidation of this latest initiative is a reflection not only of the result of a history of success that has had great results, but also shows how companies can join forces around a common cause, creating benefits for the community where they operate by contributing to the education of young professionals. It is investing in the present with a view to the future. “We believe that it is fundamental to establish partnerships that add value and contribute to improvements. That is why our partners need to follow the same guidelines as the Institute, believing in their role as agents of transformation,” says Gláucia Faria, Social Responsibility and Sustainability Coordinator at IP.

Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been adopted by companies as a way to work that is based on ethical and transparent management of all stakeholders, defining targets that foster the sustainable development of society, preserving environmental resources for future generations, respecting diversity and promoting less social inequality. In addition to offering benefits to the community, social responsibility initiatives also add value to the business companies do with their stakeholders.

At IP, the International Paper Institute is responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, mediating these activities with the communities where the company is present. The Institute currently has 11 projects: “Supportive Beekeeping,” “Vhida House,” “Travelling Book City,” “Social and Environment Education (SEE),” “Formare,” “Guardians of the Water,” “Guardians of the Biosphere,” Guardians of the Green,” “Guardians in Action,” “Nature and Body” and “EEP.” The pillars of all of these projects are promotion of social and environmental education for children and youth as well as spreading information about sustainable development.


‘Aim for the example:’ tutors and students learning together

‘Aim for the Example’ dynamics are being held this month, in Luiz Antônio on the 19th and in Mogi Guaçu on the 28, when some IP leaders will become tutors for Formare students.

Imagine having the chance to share your career experience with a young person looking for answers for their professional future. This is the mission and responsibility that the managers who were invited to take part in “Aim for the example” have, an initiative from International Paper Institute in connection with the Formare school Project, aimed at integrating professionals with market experience with the young students enrolled in the Project, as a demonstration of the importance of volunteering in education, a pillar at IIP.

Each year, 20 executives from the Mogi Guaçu unit, 20 from Luiz Antonio and 10 from Três Lagoas are invited to join a team of managers responsible for tutoring Formare students. They take part in a dynamic with the students and get an opportunity to learn a little more about them, understanding their career questions and professional intentions.

During the dynamic, the International Paper Institute team provides a general explanation of the role of tutors and the importance of this individualized assistance. Next, IIP shows a panel with the students pictures, giving a brief introduction for each of them and highlighting the aspects that the students needs to develop and the potential they have to be explored.

The meeting – after the IIP presentation, it is time for the students to meet with the executives and introduce themselves. “This is when they have to convince the tutor that they would be good tutees, showing their career interests,” explains Sabrina Tenello, who coordinates selection work at the Luiz Antonio unit. After the presentations, the students leave the room and the leaders decide which students they will pick; at the end, they stand shoulder to shoulder with a picture of the student they will tutor in their hands.

César Assin, General Manager of the Mogi Guaçu unit, has taken part in ‘Aim for the Example’ since 2011, when the initiative was implemented at the Luiz Antônio Unit. He says that at the start, he had a lot of apprehension about meeting the students’ expectations. “I knew that they were expecting something that could point them towards their professional future and all of this made me think about how I could help them in the best possible way,” says Assin, who believes that an empathetic relationship between tutor and tutee is fundamental to the pair’s growth, in order to build trust so that the advice and experiences exchanged can be useful for a lifetime.

Dorival Almeida, General Manager at the Luiz Antônio unit, says that Formare provides a mutual learning experience, where the tutor gains much more than the student who is being tutored. “The challenge with this work is managing to convey a message that is effective and lasting in the short amount of time we have to talk.”

“Aim at the Example” is a project that is adapted to the reality at International Paper and the Institute’s Social Responsibility team tries to reconcile the interests of professionals and student whenever possible, with managers from the respective areas or related areas, so that the student can have the closest contact and learn a little more about their desired career while also keeping options in mind. “Although Formare has a defined format, because it is a social franchise, we have been able to adapt ‘Aim at the Example’ to the project, as a way to bring the company’s leaders closer to volunteer and educational work, which are part of the Institute’s objectives and Social Responsibility work,” Sabrina explains.

According to Assin, Formare plays a very important role in these young people’s lives and this is because of the joint work done by the Volunteer Educators, the Project coordinators and the tutors. “I always reiterate how important dedication and perseverance is with the students, so that they achieve their goals; I also say that they are the masters of their careers and that is why they need to believe in their own potential. If you want to win, you can never give up.”

The Formare School Project was implemented by International Paper Institute in 2010 and has already trained 230 students at the Mogi Guaçu, Luiz Antonio and Três Lagoas units. Since the project has been at IIP, ‘Aim for the Example’ has been used as an aide in learning. “The leader takes on the role of tutor and each month has lunch with their student to align ideas and exchange experiences. The managers also take part in the “Formare Chat,” a periodic meeting held between managers and classes to talk about matters related to professional life, in a space created for open dialog, where students feel free to ask questions about work and careers.

The managers also take part in the “Formare Chat,” a periodic meeting held between managers and classes to talk about matters related to professional life, in a space created for open dialog, where students feel free to ask questions about work and careers. “Everyone’s continued practice and participation has really contributed to improving this project over the years. Today, ‘Aim for the Example’ is very well defined and consolidated within Formare,” Almeida explains. Another opportunity for the managers to participate is during professional practice, since some students end up practicing in the same area as their tutor, which allows for closer monitoring of learning.

“‘Aim for the Example’ was the way IIP was able to bring practice closer to the students, through dialog and exchange of experiences, since young people who are making career choices are faced with a series of dilemmas, and the tutor’s job is to show them that they can, in fact, do more; the path forward is not easy, but you can’t be afraid of challenges,” concludes Glaucia Faria, Social Responsibility and Sustainability Coordinator at International Paper Institute.



Formare Volunteer Educators talk about their experiences

Responsible for educational training of young people and adolescents, Formare has an impact not just on students benefitted by the project, but also on the volunteer educators who learn to see their work and social relations in a totally new and special light. This year, 5 volunteer educators were honored for their dedication and performance during the development of the course. They also spoke a little about their experiences with volunteering at the personal and professional levels.

Alessandro Nogueira, a programming technician at the Luiz Antônio unit, began working at International Paper in 2013 as an intern. He learned about Formare during Integration and was immediately interested in the activities shown. After participating in a monitoring program at his college, he identified with the chance to be able to pass on knowledge to other people through the discipline of math, which was the area he was picked for when joining. Alessandro says that he tries to organize to reconcile personal tasks and volunteering: “I can tell that the 40 minutes I take off to give class to them [the students] makes a difference. It makes me feel good to know that I’m contributing to these people”. He believes that anyone can get involved – what matters is the will to want to help – perseverance and dedication are key points to achieving your own goals.

João Paulo Souza, an intern since last year at International Paper in Mogi Guaçu, already worked with social projects through music classes for kids. Taking advantage of the passion to teach, he was inspired by music to give Communications and Relations classes. For him, a remarkable value for a Volunteer Educator is being able to watch delightfully as students discover new professional possibilities, which he tries to further stimulate through additional exercises that he brings to the classroom. In commenting on volunteering in his personal life, he says: “take a risk, try to learn from it, try to take the utmost advantage you can as a volunteer”. And he guarantees that it is not just students that grow, but rather both parties.

Jéssica Pires, a former Formare course student at another company, started at International Paper last year and is now a Human Resources analyst at the Mogi Guaçu unit. After participating in the project as a student, she felt a responsibility to offer the help she received: from the other side of the classroom this time. In addition to impacting the professional lives of the young people who benefit from Formare, Jéssica also talks about the role of social responsibility that International Paper develops, influencing not just the company’s employees, but the entire community. With a degree in psychology, she uses dynamic techniques to foster students’ development in partnership with João Paulo in the Communications and Relations classes. She says that “happy is he who passes on what he knows and learns from what he teaches”.


Formare Project: Aim for the example

Lots of study and dedication, lots of proximity and exchange. This is the routine for Formare Project students, who receive professional training through technical classes and interpersonal development. In addition to the classroom, these students meet their “tutors” once a month to talk about challenges, experiences and, of course, discuss which profession to pursue. The chat takes place during a lunch, but the students are not the only ones who win; after all, this is a time for exchange where both parties can exchange ideas and become mutually inspired.

Tutors are professionals that are part of the leadership at International Paper and invest in the so-called “Aim for the Example” initiative, whose goal is to promote an exchange of knowledge through a light and casual conversation about career. The last meeting was held on April 9 with 20 leaders, and there was even a surprise: 7 leaders were honored with a jubilee for their 5 years of contributions, dedication and efforts as Formare project tutors.

In addition to tutors and students, there were some special guests to make the meeting even more exciting. Andreza Camacho, Halison Duarte and Devanil Silva, former Formare students who now work at the Luiz Antônio unit of International Paper, inspired everyone by talking about their experiences during Formare and how their tutors contributed to their personal and professional choices.

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Formare students talk careers and opportunities with the president of IIP

Meeting is part of a series of chats that the Institute promotes to build relations between young students and experienced market professionals


Leandra Ferreira Leite, President of International Paper Institute and the Legal and Sustainability Director at IP, met with the Formare class of 2016 on March 8 and 14 for a talk about the future and career expectations. Whether meeting face-to-face, as was the case of the meeting that took place on the 14th with Mogi Guaçu students, or via teleconference, as was done for the chat with the Luiz Antonio class, Leandra makes a point to participate in this conversation with students every year.

The head of the Institute since 2012, when she took over as president, Leandra has accumulated substantial experience in the legal departments of companies including Polenghi, Braskem, Leroy Merlin and Embraer, where she helped to implement the Embraer Education and Research Institute, an experience that drew her to the International Paper Institute (IIP) from the time it opened in 2007, when she worked as an attorney, prior to taking over as president.

This is the second meeting of this year. In the first meeting, students talked with a marketing professional; this time, they had the chance to meet someone from the legal area, who joined the practice of law with issues related to sustainability and social responsibility, themes with a strong connection to IP’s business and the Institute’s causes.

Always learn – Leandra has taken part in Formare student meetings since the project started and her biggest message each time is the importance of learning. “You need to be open to opportunities and never stop learning, because this could make a difference. I also make a point of emphasizing how important it is to believe in a better future to achieve your dreams. And never give up on them.”

In addition to the importance of learning for career development, the IPI president underscores the value of being humble, for everyone and at any time in your personal and professional life. “Each person has their own story and heartbreaks, but motivation and interest in what is happening in the world are necessary to gain a critical eye and pay more attention to new possibilities and opportunities that come up along the way, which is fundamental to career development.”

Expectations – Every year, Leandra hopes that the Formare students will be curious and very willing to learn. “I also hope that we will be able to place them in the labor market. This is one of the main goals of the project.”

The importance of dialog – For Leandra, creating opportunities for these moments of dialog between experienced professionals and the young Formare students is essential for these young people to have the chance to learn through different perspectives and experiences, since each professional has their own trajectory, with experiences and difficulties that at times may be similar and at other times can be totally different. “What is most important is that these young people see that they are not alone in having questions and difficulties. During the chat, they find that it is possible to change their lives and achieve things that they didn’t even know were possible,” she says. In this sense, “each experience is a life lesson. Each interface is reciprocal learning,” she says in closing.


Time to learn: Formare is back in session in Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio


Luiz Antônio students

With pen and paper in hand, 40 new Formare School Project students began classes in the cities of Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio, in the state of São Paulo, on March 1. Their backpacks contained not only books, but also the expectation to start a new experience. For many, this is a first step and a major opportunity to build their professional careers.

“I know that this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance that will help open doors to the labor market for me, which is why I want to make the most of this experience,” says Murilio Henrique Arruda da Silva, an 18-year-old student at the Luiz Antonio unit. Rafaela Aparecida de Abreu Adolpho Rodriguês, 18, is also a student at Luiz Antônio and is already thinking about the future. “When I finish the course, I will be prepared to get a job.”

Expectations are high, especially after a thorough five-stage selection process that brought over 100 young people to each unit. “I was so nervous, particularly in the group dynamic, since we had to talk openly about our lives in front of another 50 people,” Murilo recalls.

Students were not the only ones with butterflies in their stomachs and that feeling of undertaking a new project. One hundred and forty-six new Volunteer Educators (VEs) will also start this term, filled with a willingness to share and receive knowledge. “I admit that there was a lot of anxiety, but the class developed in such a beneficial way that one hour wasn’t enough. The class was very receptive, and I think that interest by both parties is what made the class go the way it did,” says Glauber Sales, Trainee IHR, at the Mogi Guaçu unit, who started as a VE this year. Glauber, an engineer, is responsible for the “Numerical Basics” class.

Even those who have been Volunteer Educators for a while always have a new story to tel. That is the case with Leticia André, a Logistics Planning Analyst – Exports, at the Mogi Guaçu unit. The Analyst has been part of the educator team since 2014. “I learn from the students every day: listen more, be grateful for everything and everything I have in my life and get along better with others. It’s a two-way street, where we give and receive knowledge in all of the classes.”

Started by the International Paper Institute in 2010, Formare is developed by Fundação Iochpe (social franchise) and offers professional education courses for young people ages 16 to 18 from low-income families.

Since then, 194 young people have graduated from the Project and 28% of them now work at International Paper. “This is a big difference of the Project. Everyone wins with the initiative: the young person, who gets a job, and the company, which recruits a professional with energy to learn and that is already familiar with the company’s culture, standards and policies,” says Gláucia Faria, Social Responsibility Coordinator at International Paper.


Mogi Guaçu students


Those that do not come to work at the company go into the labor market more prepared, since they receive as Process Industry Production Assistant certification recognized by the Ministry of Education and issued by the Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR).

The benefits that Formare gives students go beyond professional education, with the exchange of experiences transforming everyone involved. “I think the program has huge potential to impact these young people’s lives, and I’m willing to lend any help possible for this to happen,” says Glauber Sales. For Leticia André, “when I’m in the classroom with students, I tune out a bit from my work and connect with their ‘little world.’ Each student brings their history with them, their personality, and when we are in contact with each other, we all win.”

In addition to their contact with the Volunteer Educators, Formare students have tutors – International Paper executives – who volunteer to mentor them during the projects over the time of the course. In addition, IPI periodically holds chats between students and experienced market professionals. These are relaxed moments to talk about career decisions and expectations for the future.

Sustainable tips for back in session

Since the theme is back to school, why not remember some important tips on how to make the most of your school supplies? The concept of the 3 Rs of sustainability makes this easier:

  • Think before buying: make a list with everything you need before going to the store to avoid wasting time, material and money.
  •  Will you need research books? You will find the best cost-benefit at used books stores. You can also check with friends and people you know to borrow books, always taking good care of them.


  • Reuse last year’s school supplies. When they are kept in good conditions, backpacks, erasers, pens and pencil cases will do just fine for this year too.
  • Take good care of learning materials, since they could be useful to someone else. Covering books and notebooks is a good way to keep them in good condition. ­­­­­


  • If your notebook from last year has some blank pages left, use them as scratch paper. You can make a notepad and even personalize the cover with cutouts and stickers.
  • Look into selective collection in your city and learn more about how to correctly dispose of the various types of recyclable trash. Citizenship is exercised in the simplest everday attitudes.


FORMARE advances to the next phase

The start of a career is a big step in a young person’s education. That is why International Paper Institute (IPI), in partnership with Fundação Iochpe, promotes the FORMARE Project. Last Friday (Nov. 6) was the last day to register for the next edition  A total of 470 teens registered: 117 for the Luiz Antônio region and 353 for the Mogi Guaçu region. Now the candidates have to pay attention to the next steps in the selection process.

On November 12 and 13, the first phase exams will be given. Don’t forget!

Luiz Antônio Factory:

Candidates residing in Guatapará:
E. Jornalista Gavino Virde
Rua Valdemar Stoque, 258 – Nova Guatapará.
Exam on Nov. 12, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Candidates residing in Luiz Antônio:
E. Coronel Arthur Pires
Rua Nilo Peçanha, 132 – Jd Alvorada.
Exam on Nov. 12, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Candidates residing in São Simão:
E. Profº Agenor Medeiros
Rua José Silveira, 954 – Bento Quirino.
Exam on Nov. 12, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Candidates residing in Santa Rosa de Viterbo:
E. Conde Francisco Matarazzo
Rua Sete de Setembro, 474 – Centro.
Exam on Nov. 13, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Mogi Guaçu Factory:

Colégio Integrado São Francisco
Avenida Rodrigo Mazon, 601
Exam on Nov. 13, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

After taking the exams, a filter determines those who will move on to the group dynamic and individual interview. Some prerequisites are assessed that include exam score, age and income. Finally there is a home visit done by the Instituto IP team. Those who are accepted by the project are notified by December 15.

The Project:

FORMARE is aimed at professional training for at-need youth living in regions benefitted by International Paper Institute. The project includes five phases of selection: online registrations, exam, group dynamics, individual interview and home visit. At the end, 20 teens are chosen from each region (Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio) to take the course that will train them for the labor market.

FORMARE: Luiz Antônio students go on to group dynamic phase

Students in the Luiz Antônio region who registered for the 2016 FORMARE Project can now check the list of those that have been selected to take part in the group dynamic and individual interview to be done on Tuesday, December 1, from 9 AM to 4 PM at the International Paper pulp and paper factory.

Instituto IP will provide free exclusive transportation for candidates that passed. Check transport departure times and locations for each city at the end of the page (remember to arrive 15 minutes early).

IMPORTANT: Flip-flops, sandals, shorts or Bermuda shorts and tank-tops may not be worn on International Paper premises.

List of students approved for the next phase:

 Abner Roger do Nascimento Gonçalves
Alessandra Rafaela de Souza Machado Carvalho
Ana Clara Ferreira da Silva
Andra Aparecida Soares Santos
André Martins Peres
Andress Vicente da Lapa Lisboa
Bianca Aparecida Medeiros
Brenda Gil
Bruna Fernanda da Silva Gandolfi
Bruno Cesar Santana dos Santos
Camila Alves Pastora
Camila da Silva Lima
Carla Maria Aparecida Ferreira
Caroline dos Santos Paulino
Cibeli Aparecida da Silva
Cláudio Henrique Elorriaga Valerini
Débora Calixto Domiciano
Diego Fernando Coelho
Eduardo dos Santos Nascimento
Gabriel Jonas da Silva
Geisieli Fernanda Pereira Dias
Giovana Iotti Belluc
Glória Maria Teixeira
Hudson Do Carmo Mendes
Izabella Verucci Pascoalin
Jeniffer Jaqueline Duarte Gambarim
José Alessandro Nogueira Teixeira
Joyce Santos Silva
Keila dos Santos Gomes
Lamia Cristina de Souza dos Santos
Leonardo Stella Silva
Leticia Danieli Ferreira
Letícia Etelvino Iotti
Lidiane Cristina Caetano
Luan Junior Teixeira
Luana Amanda Delospital
Lucas Alan dos Santos Castellani
Luis Gustavo Assunção Silva
Mariana Gonçalves Polizeli
Matheus Alexandre Gonçalves
Milena Cruz
Monique Guerra
Murilio Henrique Arruda da Silva
Nicolau Jacob Mina da Silva
Rafaela Ap. de A. A. Rodriguês
Renan Vinicius Catarino
Rodrigo Vicente da Silva
Silvelaine Tiburcio
Thainá Alexandre Faria Gomes
Thaís Aparecida Gregório Pereira
Vitória Caroline Inácio do Carmo
Vitoria Laura Aro Domingos

See transport routes:

Route: Santa Rosa de Viterbo – São Simão – Luiz Antônio – IP Factory (Benfica bus)      

Stop 1 – Santa Rosa de Viterbo:
Location: EE Conde Francisco Matarazzo
Departure time: 7:00 AM

Location: EE Salustiano Lemos
Departure time: 7:05 AM

Stop 2 – São Simão
Location: EE Agenor Medeiros
Time: 7:40 AM

Location: EE Capitão Virgílio Garcia
Time: 7:50 AM

Stop 3 – Luiz Antônio
Location: City Bus Station
Time: 8:10 AM

Route: Guatapará – IP Factory (Coopcar taxi)
Location: Praça da Igreja
Time: 8:20 AM

Location: Mombuca Bus Stop
Time: 8:30 AM

Contact information:
(16) 3986-9073 / (16) 3986-9076 / (16) 99781-7695
Sabrina Tenello ou Andreza Camacho

Mogi Guaçu: see the list of those passing on to the dynamic stage of FORMARE

Students in the Mogi Guaçu region who registered for the 2016 FORMARE Project can now check the list of those that have been selected to take part in the group dynamic and individual interview. Students will be split into two groups and different days: Monday, December 14, and Tuesday, December 15, from 8 AM to 5 PM, at the Horto Mogi Guaçu Training Center.

IMPORTANT: Flip-flops, sandals, shorts or Bermuda shorts and tank-tops may not be worn on International Paper premises.

List of students approved for the next phase:

Dynamic on Dec. 14:

Alessandra Karina dos Santos Rosalino
Alexia Negri Oliveira
Amanda Penaforte de Lima
Ana Beatriz de Faria
Ana Beatríz Garcia Pereira
Ana Carolina Alves do Nascimento
Ana Laura Juvenal Molinari
Ana Laura Sakamoto
Anderson Filipe dos Santos
Bárbara Letícia de Freitas
Beatriz Teodoro Martins
Bruno Henrique Vieira
Bruno Richard Oliveira da Silva
Camila Roberta Marsal
Carina de Melo Maineti
Daniel Alexandre Siqueira Vieira
Daniel De Lima
Daniel Paz da Silva
Emanuela Martins Tereziano
Emily Caroline Gonçalves De Oliveira
Fernanda Carolina Macedo De Almeida
Fernanda Mara Ferreira
Gabriel Henrique Vilaverde
Gabriela Aparecida Vieira de Souza
Gabriela Soares Souza
Giovanna Gabrielly Silva Costa
Giovanna segisfredo delgado
Gustavo de Araújo Rodrigues
Gustavo Gabriel Garcia Ferreira
Iago Fernando Cirino
Igor Gomes de Oliveira
Inara de Araújo Codogno
Irana Renata Zavoski
Jenifer Kauani De Souza Reis
Jeovanna Orsoli Dos Santos

Dynamic on Dec. 15:

João Batista Felicio Junior
João Victor de Lima Dante
José Everson Ferraz da Silva
Joyce Batista da Silva
Julia Karine Mathias
Kétherlyn Vieira De Oliveira Depieri
Kimberly Rafaela Cyrillo Felisberto
Laiane Vieira Leandro
Lara Victorino Nunes
Larissa da Cunha Rocha
Letícia Garé Martinez
Marcos Daniel Toledo Da Silva
Mariana Fernandes Lubarino
Matias Fernandes Filho
Maxiele Ferreira Fernandes
Micaele Ferreira de Lima
Miriã Cristina de Melo
Miriam Cristina Oliveira
Monique Kerolaine Martins Delgado
Myriam Cristina De Souza
Nathália Cristine de Lima
Nicole Azevedo
Rafaela Vasconcelos da Gama
Raul Elias
Rebeca Cristine de Araujo Silva
Roberto Junio Pereira Belarmino
Stefani da Silva Xavier
Steffany Lorraine Teodoro
Taiane assenço de siqueira
Tayná Venceslau de Azevedo Lovo
Taynara Fernandes Da Silva
Thaina Ferreira de Sousa
Thais Fraleoni da Silva
Thauane Caroline da Rocha
Yuri Correia Pereira



Contact information:

Gláucia Faria: (19) 3861-8737
Andreza Camacho: (16) 3986-9076

FORMARE action benefits elderly in need in the São Paulo heartland

International Paper Institute, through the FORMARE School Project, is carrying out a charity initiative to benefit elderly people in need at the Padre Longino de Mogi Guaçu Home for the Elderly (162 kilometers from São Paulo). The 60 senior citizens living at the institution will receive clothing, non-perishable food and personal care products raised ruing a drive held at the International Paper factory located in the region.

The initiative included participation from Project students and is being supervised by Jéssica Pires, a Human Resources Analyst at IP and a volunteer educator in FORMARE‘s Communications and Relationship class.“Every year, the students do a project geared towards raising social awareness at a charity organization. This time, we chose to help a retirement home,” explains Jéssica.


For Jéssica, who is a former FORMARE student, supporting the Project is very gratifying. It means donating what you once received. Jéssica is also moved when talking about her work with the young people: “Because I went through FORMARE, I end up seeing myself in the students. Last year, they chose me as their class godmother for graduation. So I felt responsible for showing these young people that they can in fact climb the social ladder in life and fulfill their dreams,” she says.

 “Each small volunteer effort, when done with love, transforms anything…”

Making a difference through volunteering: that is what Jéssica is dedicated to. The HR Analyst says that with the last class, she filmed her students at the start of the course. At the end, she showed them the video, and they were surprised by their own transformation. That is because the classes she gives at FORMARE contain content that goes beyond theory.  “What the students learn in the classroom, they bring to their lives,” she says, talking about how her focus is on developing entrepreneurial, remarkable and resourceful personalities. “I’ve heard the story of a student who was unable to talk for more than half an hour with his mom. He thanked me later, because the course loosened him up.”

This student’s achievement was the result of Relationship classes, whose goal is to develop the student to present themselves in the labor market. This is when group exercises are done that work on shyness, articulate conversation and posture. “I like to use different dynamics. Because I’m in the Human Resources area, I can convey a more well-founded idea to them of how to leave their mark,” she says. In Communications classes, the young people not only receive basic tips on Portuguese language, but also instructions on how to write reports and invitations and put together institutional, instructional and formal texts.


The FORMARE Project has been transforming the lives of many young people since 2010, and Jéssica talks about the care that IPI dedicates to preparing these activities: “Each small volunteer effort, when done with love, transforms anything – even the hardest things.” She uses this statement to give thanks to all of the Project’s volunteer educators, especially to Renata and to students Larissa and Matheus, who proved to be born leaders during the course.

Next classes – Registration for 2016 ended on November 6. Those selected have gone on to the next stages, which include group dynamics and visits by IPI professionals to their homes.

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FORMARE students present model at IP headquarters

Last Wednesday (Nov. 18), FORMARE students were in São Paulo to present a model of the Mogi Guaçu paper factory to workers at the International Paper office. The young people took the occasion to share what they have learned in FORMARE, such as the creation of the model, which was made in five days, and the benefits of efforts inside and outside of the classroom.


The functioning model of the factory shows all of the details of the paper production process: from planting eucalyptus to sale and export. The students presented the factory scene by discussing technical data, means of production, process times, logistics and transportation. Employees at the office were astonished by the wealth of details in the students’ presentation. I had already watched the presentation at the SIPAT, in Mogi, and I was amazed at how much detail they put in and all of the knowledge they have of the entire paper production process, from the planting of eucalyptus to the final sale, export and the rest,” says Milena Tanaka, Executive Secretary at IP.

For Leandra Ferreira Leite, President of International Paper Institute, the presentation of the model at the corporate office represented the achievement of yet another challenge for the teens that are part of FORMARE. “They really need references. When they come here, they are in touch with other company professionals. Some of them also started at the age of 16 and today they are in good positions.  This becomes a reference. They look and they believe that they can also grow,” she says.

Social Responsibility Analyst Tomás Fernandes, who is also in charge of the project in Mogi Guaçu, says that the model was a big milestone for the students. “They worked hard to present at SIPAT and when seeing the repercussion they had with the invitation to come and present in São Paulo, their motivation was even greater.”

FORMARE is a Fundação Iochpe program carried out by International Paper Institute that offers professional qualification and specialization to low-income youth in the regions of Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio, in São Paulo, and Três Lagoas, in Mato Grosso do Sul. The 10-month long course is given by volunteer IP professionals in a classroom set up inside the factories.



Daniel Medeiros, a Pricing and Marketing Analyst at IP, is also a former FORMARE student from the Delphi company, located in Cotia. He says that one of the biggest gains that the project provides is development and growth. “Within the project, we are able to learn things we wouldn’t see at a normal school, in addition to reinforcing the knowledge we’ve already acquired. We come in as teenagers and we leave ready for the labor market,” he says.

The motto at International Paper Institute is “Transforming life is our role.” Tomás believes that this transformation happens and is visible after the 10 months of the course. “Seeing their presentation at the IP office is very gratifying. They started the project as children and now they are leaving as men and women. We can see this from the pictures and we know we are on the right path,” says Fernandes.

The president of Packaging at International Paper in Brazil, Santiago Arbelaez, attended the students’ presentation at the office. “It’s very gratifying to see that the company I work at today is part of this group that thinks of the community around them. With FORMARE, people can be educated who will certainly go in search of new challenges and leave with a totally different mentality,” says Santiago.















The 20 students in the 2015 Mogi Guaçu class graduate on December 8.

After the presentation, some of the students talked about what the project meant to them. Check it out:

“It’s wonderful. It’s a unique opportunity. I never imagined that it would be all this. When I started, it was like a dream and every day many other dreams are coming true. My world was very small. When I started at FORMARE, I saw that the world isn’t just mine and I have to share with others, so I have to go beyond myself.” – Amanda Cristina de Araújo


“If it weren’t for FORMARE, I think that I would not be as focused on my dreams today. My biggest dream is to be a manager and executive. It was a great experience. The project encouraged me to believe that anything is possible and something I learned is to plan – Igor Santos do Prado


“It has been an amazing experience, both personally and professionally. Here, we see the world differently. We go in thinking one way and leave thinking another way.” – Erica Caroline Vieira de Figueiredo


“I was someone without many expectations, without a will to do anything. Now I believe in my ability and I know that I can achieve whatever I want. And it was FORMARE that showed me this. It provided me moments that I could never hope for. When would I have gone to São Paulo to  do a presentation for everyone there?  When would I be able to talk to the president of a multinational? With Americans? IP is providing us with many things that we had never imagined.” – Larissa Alves Simões


“Our maturity has changed greatly. We find out about this change from our parents and our friends telling us this. We start at FORMARE wanting to grow professionally, but we end up growing as humans. We develop much more within ourselves than professionally.” – Daniele Oliveira da Silva


“I learned to interact with people, to talk, to develop relationships. All of the FORMARE volunteers gave us so much inspiration to follow our dreams. Today, I know what I want to follow.” – Wesley Carlos Camilo


“FORMARE was the most important thing in my life. Because at 17, I had no idea about companies and now I’m leaving with knowledge that has helped me a lot in my professional life. I was a very shy person; I wanted to hide from the world, but not anymore. Today, I want to get out there and reach as high as possible.” – Mayara Cristina do Prado Lima


“FORMARE was a source of wisdom in my life. The school doesn’t prepare you for the labor market. This was my first contact with the labor market, and it was amazing. It added a lot of knowledge to my life.” – Maitê Cristina

“FORMARE completely tranformed me. In how I think and act.” – Patric Fernandes Afonso


“FORMARE helped me a lot. It helped me pick the college I wanted, to recognize my flaws and talents; it helped improve my English and with other school subjects. Before FORMARE, I had low expectations for my life and FORMARE changed that.” – Samuel Paulo de Arruda


“One word to sum it up is transformation. I came in one way and am leaving a different person. It was surprising.” – Tayna Natachi Aguede


“FORMARE means a path where I can learn a lot and it helped me have new directions, as well as being able to learn about International Paper, which is a multinational. And, for me, it was a chance to stay at the company for two more years.” – Winie Scarlet Biazitto


“FORMARE changed how I think. Now, I have a goal; I know what I want to do with my life. I would recommend it to everyone.” – Talita de Freitas Rodrigues


IPI celebrates volunteer day

To celebrate International Volunteer Day on December 5, International Paper Instiute took workers volunteering on the Formare project to an external activity. Aimed at recognizing the volunteer work each person does, employees at the Luiz Antônio and Mogi Guaçu (SP) units had an outing to Brotas, while Três Lagoas (MS) employees went to the Pousada do Tucunaré, an inn in Três Lagoas.


The day included outdoor activities, recreation and interaction among volunteers and FORMARE students. “It was a very nice day. It’s so gratifying and important for the company to support us also having a day of recognition and fun,” says Marina Novas, Administrative Assistant at the International Paper Factory in Luiz Antônio and a volunteer educator in the FORMARE project.

The date was instituted by the UN in 1985. The organization defines the volunteer as “someone who, because of their personal interest and civic spirit, dedicates some of their time to various types of unpaid activities, aimed at social well-being and other areas.” In addition International Paper Institute considers them to be largely responsible for changing the lives of many people who live in the communities near IP factories.


According to Wagner Cortez, Administrative HR Supervisor, being an IPI volunteer is valuable both from the human and professional aspects. “We win all around. Intellectually, since we learn a little more by studying to be able to convey knowledge to students, and personally, because these are totally different life stories that give us strength. I always tell students that we – volunteer educators – gain more than them,” he says.

Volunteers create space for people to develop and acquire autonomy and a voice, in addition to contributing to save the planet through social and environmental education.

Marina, who has been a volunteer since she started at IP in 2013, teaching English and Communications and Relations classes, says that the identification that happens is one of the transformative factors. “I identify a lot with the students’ stories, because I also come from a humble family with some socio-economic problems, so it’s good to be able to share some experiences. It’s gratifying to contribute a little as well as to learn and absorb this issue of the diversity of people with them,” she emphasizes.

During the commemoration of the international date, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the practice of volunteering, since it “transcends boundaries, religions and cultural divides,” he said in a statement.

There are currently over 200 volunteers engaged with IPI causes, committed to education and improving the lives of children, adolescents and communities. In testimonials regarding the FORMARE professional education course, some IPI volunteers highlighted their experiences with the project, such as Alessandro Nogueira, who believes that “the 40 minutes I take to give class makes a difference. It makes me feel good to know that I’m contributing to these people.”

Volunteering provides advantages that transcend esteem and can positively interfere in your professional life. Organizations see those that provide some kind of volunteer service as responsible and engaged with causes that benefit both professionals and society.




IPI provides career training to 40 young people in 2015

The chance to enter the labor market is becoming a reality for young people from the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio regions, in the heartland of São Paulo state. On December 8 and 9, International Paper Institute held graduation ceremonies for the FORMARE Project classes. A total of 40 graduates now hold Process Industry Production Assistant certification, issued by Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR) and accredited by the Ministry of Education (MEC).


The full-time 10-month course is given by IP professionals who volunteer to become educators. According to Gláucia Faria, Social Responsibility Coordinator at International Paper, the project is essential for the social and professional inclusion of these young people. “We want to educate them as citizens and contribute to forming values and creating life opportunities. We want to put them on track to enter the labor market with a good technical and ethical education,” she says.


This was the sixth year of the International Paper project, developed by Fundação Iochpe (social franchise).  Over 250 young people have already graduated from the training course at the IP units in Mogi Guaçu, Luiz Antônio and Três Lagoas.

Some of the prerequisites to compete for a spot include: be enrolled as a high school junior or senior at a public school, have a family income of up to one minimum monthly wage, do well on the selection test and interview, not be a child of an IP volunteer and reside in the communities near the factories.

For Tomás Fernandes, Social Responsibility Analyst at IP and the person in charge of the FORMARE project in Mogi Guaçu, the young people are sowing the seeds today of what they will reap in the future. “The 20 young people at each unit were chosen based on merit and our wish for them to have a good trip during the course. We look for a sparkle in their eyes so that they can do whatever they want in their lives,” he says.



The FORMARE Project is completing 7 years under the care of International Paper Institute. Young people who are in their senior year of high school at a public school in 2016 took part in the selection process.

The professional training course is a supplement to regular schooling, with classes given Monday through Friday during the daytime at the International Paper pulp and paper factories. There were 20 spots per unit at Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio.

There was heated demand for spots: 121 students applied at Luiz Antônio and 349 at Mogi Guaçu. Below is the list of those who qualified at these units:

Abner Roger Do Nascimento Gonçalves Bárbara Letícia de Freitas
André Martins Peres Beatriz Teodoro Martins
Andress Vicente da Lapa Lisboa Bruno Henrique de Oliveira
Camila Alves Pastora Carina de Melo Maineti
Débora Calixto Domiciano Daniel Alexandre Siqueira Vieira
Gabriel Jonas da Silva Emanuela Martins Tereziano
Hudson Do Carmo Mendes Fernanda Carolina Macedo De Almeida
Izabella Verucci Pascoalin Gabriela Soares Souza
José Alessandro Nogueira Teixeira Gustavo de Araújo Rodrigues
Joyce Santos Silva Iago Fernando Cirino
Lamia Cristina de Souza dos Santos Jefferson Leonardo Silva de Souza
Leonardo Stella Silva Jeovanna Orsoli dos Santos
Leticia Danieli Ferreira José Everson Ferraz da Silva
Luan Junior Teixeira Kétherlyn Vieira De Oliveira Depieri
Luis Gustavo Assunção Silva Leonardo Neppi Franco
Matheus Alexandre Gonçalves Raul Elias
Murilo Henrique Arruda da Silva Rebeca Cristine de Araujo Silva
Rafaela Ap. de A. A. Rodriguês Roberto Junio Pereira Belarmino
Rodrigo vicente da silva Ruan Tomaz Vieira da Costa
Silvelaine Tiburcio Stefani da Silva Xavier

Those qualifying for FORMARE 2016 should bring the following documents to the admission exam:

  • 1 recent 3×4 photo;
  • 1 copy of Brazilian ID card (RG);
  • 1 copy of Brazilian taxpayer ID number (CPF);
  • 1 copy of Birth Certificate;
  • 1 copy of proof of address (power, water or phone bill);
  • 1 copy of the Brazilian ID card and taxpayer ID (RG and CPF) of the Parents and/or Legal Guardian (the person who will sign the Training Agreement – FORMARE);
  • Proof of address of the parents and/or guardian (only if they reside at a different address than the student);
  • Statement of High School graduation (only for FORMARE qualifiers in Luiz Antônio);
  • Statement of enrollment in the senior year of High School graduation (only for FORMARE qualifiers in Mogi Guaçu).

The people in charge of the Formare project at each unit will be in touch soon to schedule exam dates. If you have any questions talk to:

Sabrina Tenello
(16) 3986-9073/ (16) 99781-7695
Tomás Fernandes
(19) 3861-8955/ (19) 99818-8245







The important work of Volunteer Educators in the Formare Project

Adapting Formare project classes to the workday is part of what Volunteer Educators (VEs) do. They are professionals from different areas who dedicate time to educating young people and adolescents through the project. To get good results, Educators have to organize their schedules so that there is no conflict between classes and work activities. “I block off the times for class days in my manager’s agenda right away. I try to do prior content at the start of the course that covers what I will teach for each module. This makes preparing the classes faster,” says Bruna Locatelli Fernandes, a VE and Administrative Assistant at the Três Lagoas/ MS factory. According to the professional, each class takes 30 to 40 out of her day.

Like Bruna, Joselir Cassuci, a Process Technician at the Luiz Antônio/ SP IP, tries to manage his schedule so that day-to-day activities and his work as a volunteer educator can be successfully accomplished. “If class time coincides with any high-priority commitment, I try to change my class time with a different class, because I don’t like to fall behind on program content,” he adds.  According to Jairo Lima, Internal Controls Analyst at the Mogi Guaçu/ SP unit, “commitment is commitment,” which is why he tries to organize his schedule ahead of time to avoid unforeseen events.

Early preparation of classes is fundamental for students to receive practical and pertinent content. In addition to using Formare support materials and text books, the VEs look to the internet and the corporate world for support materials. “I always look for themes that will help students their whole lives and in any profession they choose,” adds Joselir, a VE since the first class at the Luiz Antônio unit.

Another essential factor in developing the program content is assessment of the students. “Giving them feedback is of the utmost importance. I always ask if they are managing to assimilate the subject, and if they aren’t, I prepare the same class in a more educational way, until everyone can absorb it. This shows how the extent to which the class is or is not useful,” says Bruna, a VE for nearly two years.

Not only do they carry the responsibility of helping to educate young people and adolescents, but the VEs also learn to see social relations differently, both personally and professionally.

“In these five years of Formare, I have seen a lot of life stories. Some made me happy, others made me sad, but I learned from them all how important it is to love your brother. It’s gratifying to contribute to the growth of these young people for a new opportunity in life. The act of teaching with commitment, respect and dedication restores and transforms lives,” says Joselir, who has been honored three times by graduates. “I am honored to see the recognition and the fruits of my work. It’s confirmation of a duty done and motivation to keep going,” he says in closing.

Formare has a tremendous impact on student’s lives, but it also plays a fundamental role in the lives of those dedicated to sharing their teachings. “I learned to be a better human in all aspects. We don’t know how much we have to aggregate others with our knowledge. Everyone should educate… There is nothing more gratifying than someone thanking you just for passing on something you learned. Formare has surely transformed not only their lives, but mine as well,” adds Bruna.  “I learned to learn from the students and I gain new experiences by seeing things from a different perspective,” says Jairo, who has given IT, physics and basic math classes.

Join the Formare project team of volunteers! Be a Volunteer Educator at your unit, learn by teaching and help to transform the stories of these young people and your own story too.

Registration open Jan. 29 to Feb. 19.

 Luiz Antônio:

Sabrina Tenello – ou 39073
Andreza Camacho – ou 39076

Mogi Guaçu

Tomás Fernandes – ou 38955








IIP opens registrations for FORMARE

On Monday, October 19, registrations were opened for FORMARE in the Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio regions, an International Paper Institute project that is completing five very successful years. One-hundred and seventy-four young people have already completed the training course, earning a diploma as Process Industry Production Assistants.

Young people that are in their sophomore and junior years of high school at a public school in 2015 are eligible to participate in the selective process. The professional training course is a supplement to regular schooling, with classes given Monday through Friday during the daytime at the International Paper factories. There are 20 open spots for each unit (Mogi Guaçu and Luiz Antônio).

“We believe that with this project, we will be able to collaborate with the community where we work, training adolescents for the labor market,” says Gláucia Faria, Social Responsibility Coordinator at International Paper. The program’s classes are given by IP professional volunteers, known as volunteer educators. They do intensive work encouraging continued studies and in helping students find their first jobs. Because of this, the course has had almost no drop-outs during these years of the project.

In the “FORMARE Volunteer Educators talk about their experiences” subject, announced by the Institute International Paper blog in March 2015, Alessandro Nogueira, a programming technician at the Luiz Antônio unit, talked about her experience: “I can tell that the 40 minutes I take off to give class to them [the students] makes a difference. It makes me feel good to know that I’m contributing to these people,” he said.

Of the young people trained at the two units, 24% were admitted by International Paper and 43% come from other companies in the region. The other students continued their studies, entering university or technical school. These data show that the labor market is very receptive of FORMARE graduates, low-income youth living in the communities of Mogi Guaçu, Luiz Antônio, Guatapará, São Simão and Santa Rosa de Viterbo.

That was the case of Kahena Machado, 21, a FORMARE graduate at the Mogi Guaçu unit in 2012. She currently works as a Water and Effluent Treatment Assistant at International Paper and is also a volunteer educator with the project. The former student believes that the course has opened professional doors and was a big help in her choice of area. “The course was one of the best things that happened in my live, because I was able to take the first step in my career,” she says.

Kahena is one of the project’s successful students who not only achieved a job at the company she wanted, but also continues to dream of growing even more professionally. After starting work at International Paper, she decided to take a technical course in chemistry and intends to study biology at university. “At FORMARE, the class that had the biggest impact on me was one that my current boss gave, based on environment, water, effluents and generation of energy. This was the subject that most influenced me. I decided that was what I wanted for my life,” she says.

The former student believes that the project helped her to expand her vision of the market, her career and her work possibilities. Since 2013, she has been an IP volunteer with the project. At the end of this year, she will give the class on the same area where she works: treatment of water and affluents and generation of energy. “I tell my students: embrace the opportunity and see FORMARE as your future, let your dreams grow, that’s what I did!” says Kahena.

FORMARE: How it works

International Paper Institute provides 20 spots per unit for young people entering their sophomore and junior years at public schools, living in communities served by IIP. There are around 100 candidates per region annually.

Launched at International Paper in 2010, the Formare School Project, developed by Fundação Iochpe (social franchise), offers professional education courses for young people from low-income families, with certification recognized by the Ministry of Education (MEC) and issued by the Federal University of Technology – Paraná (UTFPR). Teachers are International Paper employees who volunteer for jobs and help to educate the students to be “Process Industry Production Assistants.”

This year, the candidates will have until November 6 to register online. A test will be given at each unit: at Guaçu on November 13, at 1 PM, at Colégio São Francisco; at Guatapará, on November 12, at 8:30 AM, at “Jornalista Gavino Virdes” State School; at Luiz Antônio, on November 12, at 1:30 PM, at “Coronel Arthur Pires” State School; at São Simão, on November 12, at 7 PM, at “Prof. Agenor Medeiros” State School and at Santa Rosa de Viterbo, on November 13, at 1:30 PM, at “Conde Francisco Matarazzo” State School.

Next, students are filtered after going through an assessment of income, housing and test score prerequisites. Finally there is a home visit. Those who are accepted by the project are notified by December 15.

Click HERE to register.

Mogi Guaçu


Luiz Antônio




Santa Rosa de Viterbo


São Simão


Formare students participate in career talk

Três Lagoas class welcomed marketing executive Elídio Frias, exchanging ideas on planning and careers

On Wednesday, February 3, Três Lagoas Formare students welcomed Elídio Frias, a marketing executive from Solenis Especialidades Químicas, for a chat about careers and career paths.

An International Paper Institute partner in actions connected with Formare, the executive had the chance to share his professional experiences with the young people, while also talking a little about ethics, the difficulties in making decisions and the importance of achieving your dreams while still staying grounded in reality.  “I always try to show that everyone has potential, but that you have to know yourself and establish compatible goals. If you get scared at the sight of blood, you have to rethink your idea of being a doctor,” he said.

The meeting kicks off the IPI initiative to periodically promote meetings between Formare students and professionals from different areas, aimed at exchanging experiences on work and career in a space that favors dialog and lets students ask questions.

Elídio is a chemist and built his career in the marketing and sales area at major industry manufacturers. This is the sixth time he has taken part in activities with Formare students and each meeting always seems like the first.  “At the start, I get butterflies in my stomach when I begin to talk to the students. It seems that my responsibility is greater when I’m in front of them; later, the topics flow and the talk ends up in a quite pleasant climate,” he says.

Dual learning

eidio_frias_solenis_formareAccording to Elídio, each meeting with the Formare students poses different challenges and being ready to give smart and up-to-date responses is a must. “This dynamic has taught me a lot about questions and the habits of this generation and I’ve learned that we should make more and more effort to somehow contribute to the education of our young people.”

Another topic discussed with the students was the importance of having good references in life, people who are sources of inspiration.  “I always show examples of professionals that are symbols of success in my presentations. Included among the images of celebrities, like Pelé and Madonna, is a picture of the factory manager. This time, it was Amaury Malia, General Manager at the Três Lagoas factory.  Students see that we are able to be a reference within our own world and it’s really cool to see their reactions,” says Elídio, who always tells students to be careful with short careers, in addition to the importance of “being” in detriment to “having.”

Authors of their own story

The dialog between the executive and the young Formare students has resulted in an interesting exchange of ideas between two generations and a valid lesson for other students and professionals who will go through the project in the future. “It is our obligation to convey what we know to these young people, how we overcame our hardships, and encourage them to do the same. It’s showing them that they are the authors of their own stories and they have the potential to write beautiful tales.”