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Chevron Ambassador Program
story by Lynn Lofton photos courtesy of Chevron Ambassador Program
 Students are being encouraged to pursue careers
in science, technology, engineering and math by the Chevron Ambassador Program (CAP) that kicked off
in August. This pilot program is currently for Jackson County students, but at the end of the school year it will be evaluated to determine steps for the next school year.
“The Chevron Ambassador Program helps us continue to grow our pool of local talent to meet future staffing needs by encouraging students to explore careers
in operations, maintenance and engineering,” says spokeswoman Amy Brandenstein. “This program is part of our broader workforce development strategy, which also includes our partnerships with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the Mississippi State University Engineering on the Coast program, and various initiatives to engage students in grades k through 12.”
She says the three focuses are equally popular with students depending on their interests.
“The Chevron ambassadors share presentations with the students that discusses job requirements for each position along with ‘day-in-the-life’ examples so students get a better idea of what the job entails,” Brandenstein explains. “Each ambassador shares their personal story about their educational journey, work experience, what the job affords them (generally how much they make) and what they like most about their job. The students always have lots of questions and there is a good amount of interaction.”
A diverse mix of employees participates in this program with personnel at all levels from early in their careers to those who’ve worked for the company 10, 20 or more years.
The ambassadors visit students three times throughout the school year and share academic and career information so students can better understand how they can transition from high school to a Chevron career.
Chevron Pascagoula Refinery
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