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Educating our workforce

Given the rapid growth of ArcelorMittal Liberia, it is essential to make sure our employees are given appropriate educational opportunities to meet their responsibilities and advance their careers. We are dedicated to providing training in all areas, from finance to labor. ArcelorMittal University and ArcelorMittal Liberia’s training department are two vital sources of capacity building for our employees. The ArcelorMittal University is a company-wide resource aimed at teaching valuable skills to our varied workforce worldwide, and has given many ArcelorMittal Liberia employees the chance to enhance their knowledge and abilities. In 2011, 32 employees took part in online language training with ArcelorMittal University, and an additional three employees spent 432 hours participating in corporate responsibility studies through ArcelorMittal University. Throughout the year, the ArcelorMittal Liberia training team engages workers in ongoing educational development through various workshop series.

All employees and contractors are required to go through our two-day general site induction training program when they are hired. This training includes education on most ArcelorMittal Liberia policies, from safety to human rights. This program is a prime example of our emphasis on employee and contractor education. It is essential that all employees and contractors are educated to abide by our standards for both ethics and practice.

In August 2012, ArcelorMittal launched its Advanced Academic Scholarship Program (AASP). The scholarship is designed to assist qualified young Liberians in obtaining advance degrees in various academic disciplines from accredited academic institutions. On 17 December 2012, five young Liberians were awarded the scholarship and commenced studies in early 2013 at universities in Kenya, China and Australia. They will study further in the fields of analytical chemistry, procurement and logistics, chemical engineering and environmental management.

The company will award a total of US$200,000 in scholarships every year to Liberian students who wish to pursue careers related to mining, procurement and the environment.