Freeport-McMoRan’s Technical Training Institute Prepares Indigenous Papuans for Careers in Mining

Jan 3, 2019 6:35 AM ET
Press Release

January 3, 2019 - At PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), located in the remote province of Papua, Indonesia, Freeport-McMoRan prioritizes the hiring of indigenous Papuans.

To ensure indigenous Papuans have access to the technical training needed to become employees, PTFI created the Nemangkawi Mining Institute in 2003. Since then, the Nemangkawi Mining Institute has graduated 2,100 students who have been placed into permanent employee and contractor positions, of which more than 90 percent are Papuan. This is in addition to providing training to more than 3,800 apprentices.

The Nemangkawi Mining Institute, which is fully funded by PTFI, has more than 20 vocational courses offered to the 900 active apprentices enrolled in the program. Included in the program is a three-year Commerce Administration program in collaboration with the Semarang State Polytechnic Institute. There also is a two-year Master’s of Business Administration program in collaboration with the School of Business and Management - Bandung Institute of Technology.

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