Mexico City, Mexico
#B2ESiteSpotlight on Mexico City, Mexico
#B2ESiteSpotlight on MEXICO CITY, MEXICO!
BTE Mexico City was launched in December 2017 with a kick-off event in Janssen facilities. The students learned the basics of the different parts of the J&J company and had a community building event with students’ parents, J&J volunteers, the management team, the members of their advisory committee and representatives from the three key partners: Colegio de Bachilleres, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco and J&J México.
Since then, a group of 50 BTE students from the school Colegio de Bachilleres 15 have participated in workshops and talks on career exploration and readiness, hands-on lab activities and academic projects at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, field trips to J&J offices and other facilities in Mexico City and the countryside, and more!
Learning from J&J volunteers in their workplace
BTE-Mexico City has been introducing students in the professional world with trips to J&J facilities. These trips show students the different career paths available to them and the daily reality of working in the world’s largest healthcare company. In their visits to J&J offices and plants, BTE students have participated in activities and workshops focused on particular areas of the company, like marketing, legal, finance, biomedical, or sales. These have been key in expanding students’ knowledge about different careers in the healthcare sector, beyond those that are popularly known. The program has also held two job shadow days through which students have experienced the real day-to-day of employees at the company.
Developing academic skills through project-based learning
Every week, BTE students work on an academic project in which they develop civic attitudes, team work skills, and competences in language and mathematics. In small groups of 4 to 6 members, students identify a social problem in one of their communities and seek to have an impact on it. They research their topics and plan a specific action to help resolve the problem. With the help of J&J volunteers and academic advisers from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, students draw on the language and math they’re learning in school in their solutions. At the end of each semester, each group presents their projects to the BTE community, their parents, friends, and schools staff.