Miner creates scholarship for students in mining related fields

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Harmony Gold and Hidden Valley Mine have established a scholarship program that will provide full-time financial support to students undertaking graduate studies and college degrees in several mining-related fields.

The program targets two representatives each from Nauti, Kuembu and Winima, which are the three impact villages of the mine, but there are also opportunities for high performing young women and men from other parts of Morobe.

“We are keen to work with our provincial stakeholders, particularly in the education arena, to create a pool of high caliber University or Polytech students who will take on future graduate positions at Harmony,” said Kepas. Wali, Executive Director of Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Affairs. , PNG.

He said the mine offers incentives to help young men and women explore their learning abilities through financial assistance from the scholarship.

“At the same time, we make it attractive and encourage these young people to enter and finish their studies.

Mr. Wali said the mine has an industrial training agreement with PNG University of Technology that allows students to spend time with the departments of the mine.

The scholarship program will focus on the development of local citizens of Papua New Guinea as part of the company’s commitment to supporting and accelerating transformation and contributing to the achievement of training and localization goals of the company.

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in a recognized undergraduate or diploma program in the following disciplines: mining engineering; mechanical Engineering; electrical engineering; geotechnical engineering; geology; survey; metallurgy; environmental sciences; (commercial, finance, IT and human resources).

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