MMG LXML Sepon (LXML) is supporting high school graduates in Vilabouly to achieve their dreams through support for two-year Business Administration Traineeships.
41 trainees have completed the program since it was established in 2006. Many have found employment at LXML. Others found work elsewhere or are undertaking further study.
Eight graduates were awarded a Diploma in Business and Management from Savannakhet Technical and Vocational College at a ceremony at Huay Kong Training Centre on 15 October.
Providing skills training is one of the many ways LXML is building a brighter future in communities close to the mine. Skills and business qualifications help local youth to gain employment at the mine, in other local business enterprises, or in government offices.
"At MMG, our vision ‘we mine for progress’ means that we provide lasting benefits to the communities where we operate,” said Rick Watsford, General Manager of LXML Sepon. "Education, in particular, is the most important key to development and a better life in the future."
Since operations began in 2003, over 100 people from Vilabouly District have graduated from skills training programs ranging from 18 months to 5 years' duration. LXML also supports employees on scholarships abroad to obtain relevant postgraduate degrees.
LXML has provided comprehensive training in operations, maintenance, engineering, and construction to thousands of Vilabouly residents. These qualifications are transferable and will continue to create significant future employment and livelihood opportunities in the Lao PDR.
Photo: MMG/Konemany Phongvichit