MMG Gives Back to Laos Community #MMG, #laosmining, Seponmines
Thirty-seven Lao community members graduated with Certificate III qualifications from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) at the MMG Sepon Mine. This is made possible through a partnership pioneered by MMG and RMIT in 2006 to enhance employment skills to members residing around the Sepon copper and gold mine in the Savannakhet Province, Laos.
The graduates received the qualification in one of seven trades – carpentry, fabrication, refrigeration, mechanics, electrics, automotive or instrumentation – following four years of studies and at least one year of on-the-job training at the Sepon mine. The qualification is equivalent to that undertaken by apprentices in Australia. Graduates under this program have all secured employment with the mine.
Other community efforts by MMG include a donation of 25 used computers to Savannakhet University to boost learning and teaching system for local students and teachers. Such initiatives are truly commendable and in the midst of improving life skills of developing communities, MMG ensures a good pool of skilled workers for its mines.
MMG currently operates the Century, Golden Grove and Rosebery mines in Australia and the Sepon mine in Laos. In the pipeline are several major undeveloped zinc-copper deposits, exploration projects and key partnerships in Australia, Asia, Africa and North America.
Mr Andrew Patterson, General Manager,Support, Minmetals Resources will be sharing major developments plans for MMG, including updates on the Savannakhet province copper and gold mine. Join him and other mining experts and investors at the Asia Mining Congress 2012. Download the programme brochure.
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