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.
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