Initiatives

Training mining engineers at our own mines

The continuation of mining operations requires that we develop engineers who are equipped with advanced and specialized knowledge and experience, and that we hand down these skills. Hishikari Mine, one of our main business sites, plays an important role as a training place for cultivating mining engineers and passing on advanced technological capabilities. The Mineral Resources Division assigns new min-ing and geology graduates to Hishikari Mine, and assigns new employees in mineral processing to the Niihama Research Laboratories in Ehime Prefecture, for on-the-job training (OJT) in specialized skills and the fundamentals of mine operation technologies. After graduating from the Mining School, the employees are sent to work at existing overseas mines, or in identification and development of new projects, resulting in engineers who are capable of perform-ing at locations all over the world.

New employees receiving training inside the mine