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GOLD: Anaconda snags funds for continuing education



NEWFOUNDLAND – Toronto-based Anaconda Mining has received $200,000 with which to launch an in-house continuing education program for its workforce at the Point Rousse gold project. The non-repayable funds were provided by the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.

Workers at the Pine Cove mill will be given the skills to develop process improvements thanks to in-house continuing education. (Image: Anaconda Mining)

The first course will be developed in conjunction with the Baie Verte Campus of the College of the North Atlantic and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. The goal is increase employee awareness of the costs of operating the Point Rousse project. Thus empowered, the employees will be encouraged to develop various process improvements.

The course will be delivered using three different models – classroom based, on-line and blended. A comprehensive evaluation will be conducted to determine the effectiveness of each model in regard to behaviour change and the impacts on Anaconda’s bottom line.

Anaconda has engaged Training Works of St. John’s, Nfld., to manage the delivery and assessment of the first course. Three additional courses are planned. Together they will serve as the foundation of a fully integrated skills development system for the company.

Learn about the company’s Point Rousse project and Goldboro project at www.AnacondaMining.com.