Monday, November 5, 2018

Porgera Joint Venture Mining scholarships open

University students around Papua New Guinea are being encouraged to pursue a career in mining thanks to Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) scholarship program.
The PJV open scholarship program is open to students moving into their 2, 3 or 4th year of mining related tertiary study in 2019.

Scholarships under the program targeted specifically those studying mining engineering, metallurgy, geoscience, mine surveying, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.
The scholarships will cover on e year of tuition fees for successful applicants.
Barrick (Niugini) Limited executive managing director Tony Esplin said students from Porgera, Tari and Enga regions are encouraged to apply.

“PJV has a proud history in the Porgera and Tari regions,” Mr Esplin said.
“While there is no requirement for scholarship winners to work for PJV, by supporting the development of local professionals, we hope they will one day return in their chosen career and contribute to the growth of their local economy.”

Those interested in applying for a Porgera Open Scholarship in 2019 must express their interest by emailing their cover letter and resume to pjv_employee_development@porgerajv.com.
The scholarships are one of a number of investments PJV made in local education throughout 2018.
Some of the highlights in 2018, the operation supported training for 180 teachers across Enga, completed a learning resources upgrade for Porgera schools, water security and access project at Porgera Station School and finished construction on a computer laboratory at Paiam High School under the government-owned tax credit scheme.
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