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 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|
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.