As part of Kinross’ commitment to inclusion and diversity, our Brazil team recently launched the ‘Industrial Learning Program’ in partnership with the National Industrial Learning Service (SENAI), the largest professional learning service in Latin America.
The Industrial Learning Program is a one-year course dedicated to developing the technical and professional qualifications of young women in the community, while also encouraging their interest in the mining industry. The program aims to build a diverse, inclusive environment in the industry while creating positive social impacts in the community through local employment.
Over the course of 12 months, 30 young women will participate in a variety of seminars and workshops to build on their professional skills and experience, furthering their career development and potential future economic opportunities. The courses include socio-economic relations, health and safety training and the fundamentals of mining operations including geology, mechanics, electricity, and ore processing.
“We are excited to launch the Industrial Learning Program and were overwhelmed with the level of interest we received from young women across our community,” said Ana Cunha, Director, Government Relations and Social Responsibility, Paracatu. “At Kinross, we are committed to supporting diversity in the mining industry and supporting local employment. We believe this program is a step in the right direction for both developing the knowledge and skills for women in Paracatu and increasing diversity in the industry overall.”