Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is making substantial investments in the education of future talent In Zambia’s mineral-rich Copperbelt province.
Besides donating equipment, Sandvik offers training opportunities that enable the students to get hands-on experience with the actual gear used in the industry. M. Malanga, HOD – Design and Technology Teacher Education at the TVTC’s Management Board, commented:
“We are very grateful for the support Sandvik has rendered to Technical And Vocational Teacher’s College with the donation of equipment, and we particularly appreciate the opportunity given to us to expose our degree students to hydraulic practicals at Sandvik’s workshops in Kitwe.”
Students regularly visit the Sandvik facilities in Kitwe. In the workshop the Sandvik training team demonstrates how the equipment works in relation to the students’ focus of study. The goal is the future technicians to be able to apply the knowledge obtained in class.
“Most of our technicians are former graduates of these institutions, and we believe that engaging in community involvement has a significant positive impact on the society while it also secures the growth of a future generation of skilled technicians and leaders in the industry,” says Mutale Chilufya.