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Konkola Copper Mines Seeks to Bridge Skills Gap with University Scholarships

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is looking to narrow the skills gap in Zambias mining sector by sponsoring 15 students to study at a top India university.The...

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|Jul 2|magazine3 min read

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is looking to narrow the skills gap in Zambia’s mining sector by sponsoring 15 students to study at a top India university.

The mining company’s aim with its sponsorship is to widen the talent pool of proficient mining professionals available in Zambia.

The scholarships were awarded to those students who had scored the highest marks from KCM schools in Chingola and Chililabombwe.

They will study mechanical and electrical engineering and instrumentation at the Vellore Institute of Technology and will be joining 15 other students already there studying various mining-related disciplines.

KCM General Manager Howard Chilundika, was reported in the Zambia Daily Mail as saying: “KCM is aware that the sponsorship will bring wide benefits to the company and the country which has skills gaps in mining.”

KCM has provided education to more than 2,000 pupils at the two schools it runs and has awarded scholarships to more than 120 students in both local and foreign universities.