Buchanan — Eight Liberians have been licensed as Prepare Drivers (Locomotive Operators) by ArcelorMittal Liberia, after finishing greater than eighteen months of a global customary intensive coaching program. The brand new prepare drivers have been certificated on Wednesday, at a colourful ceremony held in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
These licensed represent the fourth batch of Liberians educated by ArcelorMittal Liberia as prepare drivers. They’re Charles Horace, Henry Johnson, Christopher Tokpah, and John Boimah. Others embrace Obediah Goffa, Timothy Duoe, Stephen Gaye, and Eric Siryon.
Initially employed by AML as prepare assistants, the eight graduates went via a set of studying aims the place they have been educated to turn out to be Locomotive Operators and have been assigned to skilled mentors who recurrently gave them assignments and supplied suggestions to assist improve their data and abilities.
Some programs coated throughout their coaching embrace Basis of Prepare Dealing with 1 and a couple of; Gradients; Hazardous Commodity Sorts; Iron Ore Wagons; Marshalling of Trains, Ideas of Secure Motion on Rail; Safety – Prepare Assistant and Prepare Driver; Security – Prepare Assistant and Prepare Driver; Shunting Duties; SI Items and Mass; Facet Dump Wagons; Velocity and Acceleration; Yard Layouts, and so forth.
The present batch of graduates brings to 24, the whole variety of Liberians which were educated by the corporate as skilled prepare drivers.
ArcelorMittal Liberia’s Chief Monetary Officer (CFO) and appearing Chief Govt Officer (CEO), Mahama Haidara congratulated the brand new batch of prepare operators and thanked the trainers and members of the staff who have been instrumental within the achievement of the good feat.
He assured the newly licensed prepare operators of the corporate’s fullest assist and cautioned them to stay vigilant and constantly apply the best security measures to make sure that they and their co-workers go to work and at all times return residence safely.
“ArcelorMittal began industrial operations in 2011 with 5 million tons. Now, we’re heading to fifteen million tons each year, and finally, towards 30 million tons, we want extra focus” the appearing CEO Haidara mentioned. He emphasised that coaching Liberians to play main and technical roles in ArcelorMittal’s enlargement stays one of many firm’s priorities.
The Head of Rail and Port Operations, Dr. Garmondyu E. Crusoe, praised the AML administration for the assist of the coaching program and inspired the eight newly licensed locomotive operators to stay skilled and dwell by all of the required guiding ideas in keeping with the corporate’s insurance policies and security procedures.
On behalf of the graduates, Obediah Goffa additionally praised AML for the chance supplied to them and promised that he and his colleagues will adjust to all safeguarding ideas, whereas delivering protected tonnages of iron ore, as a basic dedication of the rail division.
Additionally talking on behalf of the households of the graduates, Alphonso Sonii, thanked the AML administration for persevering with to construct the capability of Liberians, in its operations. He mentioned by offering profession alternatives for Liberians, AML continues to indicate its assist for the event of Liberia.