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El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Provides Free Technical Training for Chileans

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December 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Minera El Abra, in partnership with the Mining Talent Veins program of Fundación Chile, and with the support of the Municipality of Tocopilla, provided free certified training in welding and solar panel installation. The goal is to increase the employability of community members.

The courses provide theoretical and practical knowledge in welding. Participants are also trained in the assembly and maintenance of photovoltaic solar installations and quality and safety regulation compliance.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Technical Training Programs Prepares Indigenous Papuans for Careers in Mining

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October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Hiring talent from regions where Freeport-McMoRan operates allows the company to incorporate local cultures and knowledge into its business systems while supporting local economies.

The company has created tailored training programs to help reach this objective.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Prepares Indigenous Community Members for Careers in Mining

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Freeport-McMoRan’s local stakeholder engagement and social investment objectives include formal interactions with indigenous peoples in traditional communities of Alto El Loa in Chile.

To complement the Indigenous Peoples Employment Program established in 2017, El Abra started a new apprenticeship program to provide work experience to students who have completed post-secondary education. Seven communities participate in the Indigenous People Employment Program and by the end of 2018, more than 50 members of neighboring communities were employed by El Abra.

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VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa Programme Expands to Enhance Digital Skills in Africa

Summary: 
  • VMware International Ltd announces MOU with Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce

  • Help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent

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  • VMware International Ltd announces MOU with Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital workforce

  • Help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent

Duke Energy Partners with S.C. Technical College System to Expand Lineworker Training with $1 Million Grant

Summary: 
  • Utility industry must hire 500 lineworkers a year for next five years
  • Talent pipeline needed to build smart-thinking electric grid of the future
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  • Utility industry must hire 500 lineworkers a year for next five years
  • Talent pipeline needed to build smart-thinking electric grid of the future

Freeport-McMoRan’s El Abra Operation in Chile Offers Career Training for Indigenous Youth

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November 27, 2018 - Twenty young people from indigenous communities in Antofagasta are being trained in Dry Area Maintenance Operations through a course sponsored by Minera El Abra, a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan.

Internship Opportunities Grow for Underserved Youth with AT&T Support for Genesys Works

Additional $2 Million Contribution Gives Up To 11,000 More Students Career Training
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DALLAS, September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - AT&T* is contributing $2 million to Genesys Works, a unique program that connects rising high school seniors with critical college and career skills. The program aims to better students’ prospects for college and career success. 

Skilling India: As Unemployment Soars; Here’s a Solution

Programmes must go beyond training; they have to work on every link of the employment chain
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