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VNT welcomed ‘shadows’ from 9 Latvian educational establishments


VNT welcomed ‘shadows’ from 9 Latvian educational establishments

February 15, 2018 / News

On 14 February, within the annual Shadow Day ““Ventspils nafta” terminals” (VNT) welcomed 9 students from several educational establishments around Latvia: Ventspils Secondary School No. 4, Ventspils Primary School No. 1, Pope Primary School, Ogre Secondary School No. 1,  Riga Teika Secondary School, Liepaja State Technical College and Liepaja Secondary School No. 5. The students represented grades 9–12 and expressed interest about professions in logistics, labour protection and business management.

During the day, the students were provided with an opportunity to familiarise themselves with VNT, which is one of the largest and technologically most up-to-date oil product transhipment companies in the Baltic States, learn more about the dynamic working environment in the transit business, take part in meetings together with the managers, see the  105-ha-wide territory of the terminal and climb the largest storage tank. Diāna Lasmane, a student from grade 3  of Liepaja State Technical College shares her impressions about VNT and the daily work of Operations Director Vilnis Riekstiņš: “Huge shore-tanks will remain in my memory. I have also gained valuable information for my logistics studies at school. I plan to work in this area in the future.”

The students pointed out gaining an insight into the management of an international company, the planning of logistics activities, high safety level and noted the enthusiasm of the employees. “Turn your hobby into work, then every day will be exciting and never boring,” stated the ‘shadowed’ Fire-safety Inspector Dagnis Garais adding that this is the biggest motivation to do the work.

Shadow Day is the worldwide acknowledged and recognised Junior Achievement career educational programme for students from grades 1–12. Students attend a work place and observe the daily work of a representative of any profession. The aim of the Shadow Day is to give insight into professions and industry requirements, and help young people to choose a profession and get ready for the labour market. 

To popularise the importance of higher education among young people, VNT regularly participates in Shadow Days, Career Days of universities, and offers internship opportunities for students from Latvia and other countries.

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For more information contact:

Janina Biteniece, communication project manager

““Ventspils nafta” termināls” LLC.

Phone: +371 25482399