British American Tobacco a reputable manufacturing multinational in Kenya, recently launched a mentorship program meant equip continuing students with skills to help them transition into the working world
Dubbed NextGen, mentoring leaders of tomorrow, the program pays a particular focus on students with disabilities, as well as those taking Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. Also on board with the initiative include Kenyatta University (KU), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
The program is in line with BAT's advocacy of Diversity and Inclusion, in addition to quality improvement of STEM students in the country, which will in turn help them transition into the manufacturing processes of the company, thus attaining its goal of 50/50 gender parity by 2025 and 5% of persons with disabilities in its workforce by 2025 as well.
Here's to the leaders of tomorrow.