Harmony Gold and Hidden Valley Mine (HVM) have established a Scholarship Program that will offer full-time financial support for students undertaking diploma-level studies and university degrees in several mining-related fields.
The program targets two representatives each from Nauti, Kuembu, and Winima which are the mine’s three landowner villages, but there are also opportunities for high-performing young women and men in Morobe Province.
“We’re keen to work with our provincial stakeholders, particularly in education, to create a pool of high calibre university or Polytech students who will fill future positions as Graduates with Harmony.”
“At the same time, we’re making it attractive and providing an incentive for these young people to enter and complete their studies,” said Kepas Wali, Executive General Manager – Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Affairs, PNG.
He added that the mine also has an existing industrial training arrangement with the PNG University of Technology that allows students to spend time with the mine’s departments.
The Scholarship Program will focus on the development of local Papua New Guinea citizens in pursuit of the Company’s commitment to support and accelerate transformation and to contribute towards achieving the company’s training and localisation objectives.
Scholarships are on offer for students doing a recognised undergraduate degree or Diploma-level program in the following disciplines:
∙ Mining engineering
∙ Mechanical engineering
∙ Electrical engineering
∙ Geotechnical engineering
∙ Environmental Science
∙ Business – Commercial, Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resources.