This summer, Kinross Tasiast restarted the site’s apprenticeship program and welcomed over 50 young Mauritanian’s to the mine this year. The program was previously open from 2012-2016 and led to the recruitment of nearly 100 young technicians.
The program provides hands-on experience to Mauritanians, and over the course of 9-12 months the apprentices will gain exposure to a variety of fields including industrial mechanics, heavy-duty mechanics, electrical and instrumentation, and welding. At the end of the apprenticeship at Tasiast, trainees have the opportunity to pursue the remaining three levels of the program in a field of their choice.
Captured above, members of the apprenticeship program kick off their internship.