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Total leads students on tour of work environment


Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Albert Mabuyaku (left) and the CSR Manager, Mrs. Chinwe Ifechigha, presenting the SOS Jos sponsorship cheque to Ms. Ashionye Enumah.

Holds scholarship exam

The 2017 Total job shadow was held recently at the Lubricant blending plant, Koko, Delta State to expose senior secondary school students drawn from public schools across the country to the work environment and give them the opportunity to learn about various career options while preparing them for future roles.

Fifty students were selected from Iwere College, Beach Secondary School and Omateye Secondary School, Ajagbodudu, all within the Koko community of Delta State to participate in the event.

A stakeholder’s meeting involving the State Ministry of Education, as well as volunteer Total Nigeria employees who acted as mentors was earlier held with the pre-selected schools.

The Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Albert Mabuyaku who represented the Managing Director, Mr. Jean-Phillipe Torres, in welcoming the students explained the pre-requisite safety brief of the organization, which is a crucial part of Total’s core values before providing them with appropriate Personal Protective equipments.

The students had an all -round presentation on the company’s activities as well as another on ‘Leadership in the 21st Century’, which was designed to further enlighten them on the leadership qualities essential in today’s workplace as well as employability skills to prepare them as future leaders.

A key feature of the event was the pairing of students with volunteer employees to enable them experience first-hand, the work environment, employability and occupational skills in practice; as well as potential career options open to them. It also provided an opportunity to engage their ‘mentors’ during the session.

The students also visited the Total Service Station in Koko to experience sales activities and operations. At the station, the volunteer employees educate the students about the daily operations and general safety precautions that must be observed around a service station.

Meanwhile, the 2016/2017 Koko scholarship examination was held at the Iwere College hall.Total Nigeria Plc. Scholarship for Koko indigenes is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative aimed at providing affordable education to each child in the community.

Seven schools from across the community participated in the selection interview with 104 year one junior secondary school students. The schools were Iwere College, Christ the Savior School, Baptist High School, Beach College, St. Michael’s Secondary School, Aunty Kate School and Christian World Modern College.
Twenty-eight secondary school students are currently benefitting from the scheme, bringing the total number of beneficiaries to 34.

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