Submitted by Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
Minera El Abra, in partnership with the Mining Talent Veins program of Fundación Chile, and with the support of the Municipality of Tocopilla, provided free certified training in welding and solar panel installation. The goal is to increase the employability of community members.
The courses provide theoretical and practical knowledge in welding. Participants are also trained in the assembly and maintenance of photovoltaic solar installations and quality and safety regulation compliance.
To learn more about how Freeport-McMoRan supports local hiring and skills development, visit fcx.com.
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