Petro­jam oils stu­dents’ learn­ing

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

MORE THAN 200 stu­dents ben­e­fited from Petro­jam’s an­nual 12-week Sum­mer Em­ploy­ment Pro­gramme, which ended re­cently.

The pro­gramme, which started on June 5, pro­vided se­condary- and ter­tiary-level stu­dents, ages 16 to 25 years, the op­por­tu­nity to gain work ex­pe­ri­ence in a num­ber of dis­ci­plines, in­clud­ing engi­neer­ing, safety, lo­gis­tics, mar­ket­ing, ac­count­ing, le­gal ser­vices, and hu­man re­sources.

Ac­cord­ing to Petro­jam’s man­ager of hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment and ad­min­is­tra­tion, Yolande Ramhar­rack, the com­pany’s con­tri­bu­tion to con­tin­u­ous learn­ing for 24 of its 35 years has been sig­nif­i­cant.

“This is a demon­stra­tion of the com­pany’s com­mit­ment to en­sure the sus­tain­abil­ity of a well­trained, skilled work­force na­tion­ally, through ex­po­sure to var­i­ous ar­eas of work at the Petro­jam Re­fin­ery,” said Ramhar­rack.

The par­tic­i­pants were de­ployed to de­part­ments across the re­fin­ery rel­e­vant to their fields of study, while oth­ers were placed at off-site lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing the Supreme Court, Women’s Cen­tre, Di­a­betes As­so­ci­a­tion of Ja­maica, the Na­tional Land Agency, among oth­ers, with Petro­jam pro­vid­ing re­mu­ner­a­tion.

Some stu­dents were as­signed spe­cific projects dur­ing their stint, at the end of which they did a for­mal pre­sen­ta­tion of their find­ings and rec­om­men­da­tions.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Some of the par­tic­i­pants in Petro­jam’s an­nual 12-week Sum­mer Em­ploy­ment Pro­gramme.

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