Kinross Brazil hosts ‘Heavy Machine Maintenance’ training program

In March, 11 trainees from our Paracatu mine in Brazil completed the professional qualification program in Heavy Machine Maintenance in partnership with the National Industrial Learning service (SENAI) and CAT.

Of the 11 trainees who graduated from the program, seven were women, reinforcing our commitment to strengthen inclusion and diversity at Paracatu and providing development opportunities for women in mining.

The purpose of the program was to provide technical training for participants either working in heavy machinery or those who expressed an interest in enhancing their skills and exploring a career opportunity. Over the course of six months, the trainees participated in over 560 hours of courses and workshops , then put their training into practice in the field.

The program concluded with a ceremony where participants received their completion certification in the presence of representatives from the HRH and mobile maintenance department and Rodrigo Gomides, Director & Deputy General Manager, Paracatu, who spoke at the event.  

“Congratulations to the participants of this program who can now apply their new set of skills to day-to-day mining operations,” said Rodrigo. “We are pleased with the outcomes from this event, and especially impressed with the diversity representation in this group. We believe the diversity in the industry will continue to grow, and this is a step in the right direction for supporting the development of our people.”   

Participants of the program alongside Rodrigo, Director & Deputy General Manager, Paracatu, and representatives from our HRH and mobile maintenance departments
Participants during the closing ceremony
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