Over the next three years, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih will invest 70 million hryvnia in education, scholarships, internships abroad for students who are ready to start their career in an international company. This was reported in the press service of the company, commenting on the visit to the enterprise of the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet, as well as rectors, professors and teachers of the leading universities of Krivoy Rog.
The guests also got acquainted with production technologies - the operation of new coke oven batteries No. 5, 6, continuous casting machines and the largest blast furnace at the enterprise No. 9. Together with the company management, they discussed the stages of implementation and the format of the educational project "New Factory". The future place of work for students - participants of the educational program - will be a modern pelletizing factory, which is currently being built by ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih.
“We strive for our company to become a truly renewed European company. We have already invested 10 billion dollars in the development of production, built new units, brought new equipment. Additionally, we are investing a billion dollars in green metallurgy. But people are behind the effect of any investment. Therefore, it is equally important to 'modernize' their thinking, "said Mauro Longobardo, CEO of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih.
On the eve, the company signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Future metallurgists will be trained according to the new bachelor's program together with the Krivoy Rog National University and the State University of Economics and Technology. Students of the "New Factory" program can be graduates of schools, colleges and vocational schools. Upon completion of their studies, they will receive an associate bachelor's degree and an international diploma from ArcelorMittal.
The pelletizing plant is one of the key environmental projects in which ArcelorMittal is investing about $ 250 million. The launch of the new production facility will allow for the gradual decommissioning of two existing sinter shops of the enterprise. Together with a large-scale reconstruction of one more sinter plant, this will significantly improve the environmental situation in the region. The total volume of emissions will decrease by 78 thousand tons, and the volume of CO 2 emissions will decrease by 800 thousand tons per year.