Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Kaduna Secondary School Students Get Empowered at Total Job Shadow

Total Nigeria Plc partnered with Kasher Consulting to organise the third edition of “Total Job Shadow”, which took place on October 12, 2016 at the Kaduna Blending Plant and Kaduna Sales Office simultaneously.

It is an employee engagement activity designed to increase career awareness among senior secondary school students and to help model students' behavior through examples set by employees who serve as their mentors.  Through the experience at the Job Shadow, the link between classroom learning and practical workplace requirements is re-enforced in the students.

Representing Total Nigeria Plc’s Managing Director, Mr. Jean Philippe-Torres, the Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Albert Mabuyaku facilitating a leadership workshop for students of Kaduna state’s Government Day Secondary School Makera, Government Day Secondary School Kakuri and Queen Amina College, Kakuri during Total Job Shadow Event on October 12, 2016
A total of thirty students from the following secondary schools participated in the program: Government day Secondary School Makera, Government day Secondary School Kakuri and Queen Amina College, Kakuri.                   

Representing the Managing Director, Mr. Jean Philippe-Torres, the Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Albert Mabuyaku facilitated a leadership workshop to educate the students on how to become exceptional leaders. Other key features of the day's activities included pairing students with employees to enable them experience firsthand the employee's work environment, occupational skills in practice and potential career options, facility tour of the blending plant by Kaduna Plant Manager, Mr. Daniel Chukwu as well as a field trip to Total service stations organised by the Retail Sales Manager (Kaduna), Mr. A. J. Jimoh.

The overall objective was to expose these young Nigerians, who are leaders and employees of tomorrow, to the work environment whilst also inspiring them to become positive change agents despite the many challenges they may face.
Secondary school students at Total Nigeria Plc’s Kaduna Lubricant Blending Plant’s laboratory being trained by an employee during Total Job Shadow Event
All the students received branded gift items.  Feedback from the students was very inspiring as some of them confirmed the experience was a very memorable one which has made strong impressions in their career decisions.  Others said it has given then an entirely different perspective to academics and work life environment and they promised to share this experience with fellow students.

As a wrap up to this program, the students will write an essay on their experience after which winners will emerge from each school. The first place winners will receive educational tablets preloaded with past examination questions, text books and other educational activities.  The tablets will equally be internet enabled to assist their academic research works.  The runners-up will also be rewarded with other branded gift items.

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