As Nestlé continues to evaluate the workforce and attempt to tackle the global unemployment crisis, we recognize now more than ever the need for talented maintenance, electrical, information systems (IS), and controls personnel. As a global initiative, we've launched Project Opportunity—a career acceleration initiative to help people of all ages gain work experience and strengthen their professional skills. This program is an unconditional commitment to training highly skilled workers through unique apprenticeship, internship, and development opportunities, and through digital and live events.
We believe that communities cannot thrive if they are unable to offer work to future generations. Project Opportunity aims to help current workers and the emerging workforce to develop their skills so that they can find jobs or create their own businesses. The project grows our development program which places current students and recent graduates into various internship and (entry-level) positions within our Purina World Headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri and within select Midwestern factory locations.
"We believe we have a unique opportunity, and responsibility, to play an active part in the communities where we live and work. Our apprenticeship and internship programs are designed so that individuals in the local community are better prepared for the workplace, while simultaneously developing the specific skills we need at Nestlé Purina."
Steve Degnan Chief Human Resources Officer for Nestlé Purina PetCare North America
To make it official, Project Opportunity took true form when Nestlé Vice President Johann Schneider Amman announced the signing of a Joint Declaration of Intent with the U.S. Department of Labor, Commerce and Education in Washington D.C. This Declaration promotes vocational and professional education and training, career and technical education, and apprenticeship opportunities that we feel will make a larger impact.
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