AML Training Academy Expands Curriculum to Include Instrumentation; as Inaugural Cohort of Trainees Enrolled

The ArcelorMittal Liberia Training Academy (AMLTA) has enhanced its capacity development agenda to broaden  training scope, including the incorporation of instrumentation.

Instrumentation training equips students to install, maintain, and repair devices used in industrial settings to measure and control various process variables, such as temperature, pressure, and flow.

The new cohort of young Liberians undergoing training will acquire specialized technical skills to ensure the efficient and accurate operation of these systems, playing a vital role in maintaining the safety and effectiveness of industrial operations.

ArcelorMittal Liberia stated that enrollment in the Instrumentation training program requires trainees with electrical vocational skills. The initial group of five trainees, who have completed electrical vocational training, has been enrolled in the new program at the AML Vocational Training Center in Yekepa, Nimba County.

Dawie Loots, Manager of the AML Training Academy, highlighted the novelty of the course, stating that it prepares trainees to transition to another technical area, specifically the Processing Plant (concentrator) being built to refine iron ore for export.

Tony Gbah, one of the five students in the program, emphasized the long-term benefits of technical capacity building, noting that the course will prepare them for work at the concentrator under construction at Tokadeh.

The other four trainees in the program are Sam K. Dehmie, Amos T. Wilson, Aaron Siaway, and Saye Riley Dahngbay. Dehmie expressed that the new course positions them well to work at the concentrator plant, where continuous monitoring and control of temperature, fluid, and pressure levels are essential for proper functioning.

A circular from AML stated that the trainees believe acquiring knowledge in this new course enhances their potential for multiple careers, facilitating financial stability.

The four young Liberians commended AML and the administration of the training academy for their foresight and the opportunities provided. Instrumentation trainer Pieter Croukamp mentioned that the training at AMLTA would enable the trainees to work anywhere, both within and outside Liberia.

To provide comprehensive training for the new processing plant under construction, AMLTA has introduced Instrumentation equipment system controllers for temperature and pressure control.

The ArcelorMittal Liberia Training Academy, one of Liberia’s premier vocational training institutions, recently enrolled a new batch of young Liberian trainees for a three-year international-standard vocational and technical education program in various disciplines.

The training program, a substantial investment of US $7 million by the ArcelorMittal Training Academy, equips participants with practical skills and knowledge, preparing them for a promising future in the technical workforce.

A notable feature of the ArcelorMittal Training Academy is its commitment to providing training at no cost, covering all expenses, including lodging, meals, and a stipend for each participant.

This commitment ensures that financial barriers do not hinder the growth and development of enthusiastic young talents seeking to improve their lives through education and training.

The significant investment not only benefits individual trainees but also contributes to economic growth at both local and national levels. The impact of the training academy is evident, enhancing the prospects of individual trainees and playing a crucial role in fostering the growth of the local and national economy.

The ArcelorMittal Training Academy offers a range of disciplines, further diversifying its impact. By cultivating a skilled and empowered workforce, the academy is crucial in building a self-sufficient and prosperous Liberia, especially in the technical and mining industry.

Local communities around Yekepa have witnessed the positive outcomes of this US $7 million initiative, with graduates securing employment opportunities both within ArcelorMittal Liberia and beyond, thereby improving their living standards and contributing to the overall development of the country.

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