Sao Paulo based mining, exploration company C2C Exploration has agreed an apprenticeship structure with a group of educational institutions in the Sao Paulo region, aimed at giving back to the local community and securing long term employees.
Oct. 11, 2012 - Sao Paulo based mining and exploration company C2C Exploration this morning announced an apprenticeship structure is to be jointly implemented in Sao Paulo by local educators and C2C Exploration.
Mr Chris Jarvis, C.E.O at C2C Exploration said “We pride ourselves on the sustainability of our business model, and I believe that investing in education in the local community, will be mutually beneficial in the long term.”
Training courses will be publicly available and fully funded in most cases by C2C Exploration, meaning applicants who complete any training course will then be under contract to complete a minimum period of work with the company, after which they may choose whether they wish to stay with the company.
C2C Exploration are expanding at present, with a new project site due to commence drilling during the final quarter of 2011, and according to Chief Executive Officer Mr Chris Jarvis, C2C will be looking to invest heavily within Brazil over the next twenty four months on another cluster of already identified potential sites; although these sites have yet to pass feasibility studies.
C2C safety spokes person Mr James Da Silva commented “the skills possessed by many workers recruited from local mining companies have failed to meet C2C's standards, and with longevity in mind we have opted to take a more active role in the education of our employees. This should mean we are able to grow as a company, and maintain our low accident rate.”
For C2C Exploration this will mean an increase in short term expenditure, yielding rewards over several years. The challenge is made all the easier for C2C Exploration, by the support of local education authorities who are said to be optimistic about the planned apprenticeship schemes.
“Although we are focused on growing as a company and securing new locations, we believe well trained staff that are confident in their work, and are given opportunities for career progression are more likely to remain with C2C Exploration for the long term. Ultimately this is a very positive situation for all parties and we look forward to beginning starting in the new year.” Mr Chris Jarvis C.E.O.