Oyu Tolgoi launches Pre-apprentice programme in Khanbogd

Economy | Mining
2015-10-02 19:22:10

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ An Oyu Tolgoi sponsored ‘Pre-Apprentice Programme’ was inaugurated on Thursday in Khanbogd soum centre.

The event took place at the Khanbogd Technical Training Centre, and was attended by State Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Magnaisuren, Oyu Tolgoi LLC GM Infrastructure & Services, Andrew Miller, and senior officials from Khanbogd soum.

State Secretary Magnaisuren said: “The Ministry of Labour has been prioritising skills based training, and today I’m feeling grateful that our efforts have been realised through this programme. I hope that it will set a good example for others in the industry.”

Andrew Miller, GM Infrastructure & Services, Oyu Tolgoi said: “This is an important step forward in our commitment to developing capacity in the Umnugobi. Mongolian youths have great talent and potential and, working together with our partner communities, we are focused on developing skills to a global standard – fostering sustainable development for the long term.”

Over the next six months, the trainees will undertake specialised courses in electrical trade, welding, and mechanics - skills which are in high demand in the mining, construction and infrastructure sectors. These will receive internationally-recognised Australian trade certificates upon successful completion of the programme.

The programme will feature in-class and on-the-job training; Oyu Tolgoi’s Technical Training Centre, the Dornod Polytechnical College, and an accredited training provider from Australia will jointly deliver the programme.

The programme is an integral part of Oyu Tolgoi’s commitment to support local economic development, local employment, and procurement, reports ot.mn.