CHICAGO --March 18, 2003-- Oce, a global digital document management company whose $1.3 billion North American operation is based in Chicago, is leading a unique mentoring initiative with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
The program is designed to help high school students experience what getting a job and going to work are about so they can develop their job-seeking skills and better understand the value of staying in school. With an emphasis on Oce employees mentoring students, the new initiative involves students enrolled at John F. Kennedy High School (6325 W. 56th Street) who are participating in a training program that takes place over a four-month period.
The five-phase mentoring program, which began in February, is designed to give high school students in all grade levels exposure to the corporate world. The phases include a tour of Oce's manufacturing and image testing facilities, resume building and interviewing skills workshop, mock new hire orientation and job shadowing, personal financial planning workshop, and an Oce Career Day in which Oce employees share their personal career paths with students.
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