ArcelorMittal-Liberia graduates 50 youths
By Thomas Domah/Nimba County
ArcelorMittal- Liberia Training Academy has graduated 50 young women and men, who successfully completed three years’ training in various trades.
Forty-seven of the graduates are males while three are females. They have now joined the mining company’s workforce as it seeks expansion which will enable to sustain themselves and contribute to the development of Liberia.
The graduates benefited three years of training in electrical engineering, operation of diesel equipment, fitting and boilermaking.
Liberia’s Labour Minister, Cllr. Charles Gibson, who delivered the keynote address, lauded ArcelorMittal for helping to impact the lives of Liberian future leaders positively thru training that has propelled them into problem solvers.
Minister Gibson stressed that vocational training programs are very important for young people across the country.
“I’m so much impressed with ArcelorMittal – Liberia for helping to impact the country’s future leaders who will help to contribute to their respective communities and the country”, he said.
He urged more females to pursue more skill training programs that would help to impact their lives and commended AML for investing in the economy.
Minister Gibson called on the mining company to employ the graduates so that they can help their families and contribute to the development of the country.
Among the graduates, 17 came from Nimba county, where the company currently operates, followed by Grand Bassa county, 16 graduates and Bong County, three respectively.
In remarks, ArcelorMittal-Liberia CEO Jozephus “Joep” Coenen, joined keynote speaker Minister Gibson in calling for the enrolment of more females into the training programs.
He urged the graduates to be proud of what they have learned and use the skills acquired wisely and most importantly safely, reminding them that what they have learned can never be taken from away them. Editing by Jonathan Browne