Since 2015, MEDEF has offered National Education Authority teachers the opportunity to take traineeships in order to discover the business world at first hand. It was within the framework of a partnership between these two entities that the Ceva Sogeval Campus hosted a natural science teacher in early April for a one-week immersion course within the different departments on the campus.
The primary objective of these traineeships is to give teachers the chance to discover a company, its culture and activities, so that they can pass on the information they have gathered to their pupils as part of the career guidance offered to them. As the trainee herself stated, teachers are often asked questions by pupils on particular areas of activity and it can sometimes be difficult to provide the right answers. This is why she chose to take the leap and open the doors to the business world in order to investigate and understand how it works, enabling her to extend her teaching and guidance role into the area of career advice.
During this week-long immersion the teacher had the chance to learn about the different departments, including R&D, industrial development, regulatory affairs, the control laboratory, production and quality assurance. Her visit, organised over half-days, enabled her to talk to each of the managers, learning about the roles of their departments and meeting employees to hear about their work.
Overall, the week was a great success. Visiting each of the departments gave the teacher an enhanced appreciation of the business world as well as a more concrete picture of it: “Each employee is guided by a shared objective, that of customer satisfaction, and the motivation which drives them goes far beyond their work itself. They are proud of their work and take great care in it. Nothing is left to chance!”. This initiative was also a very positive experience for the campus, allowing it to affirm the close link it maintains with young people and schools.