The Tamatumani program is an innovative program that provides access to training for Inuit employees looking to enrich their personal and professional development.
The training offered is very diverse. Courses include language training in French and English, a "transition-to-work" program which educates participants on company expectations in the areas of health & safety as well as general work ethic, and applied technical training for a variety of positions within the company. In addition, in 2013, the RIDE program was implemented to accelerate internal mobility for highly motivated employees with strong potential.
One of the Tamatumani initiatives is the "Stope School", a program that trains Inuit employees in mining-related tasks. Over a two year period, trainees become apprentice miners and receive training in an underground environment. Once the program is completed, trainees become full miners. In 2013, Raglan Mine admitted its first Inuit woman to the Stope School. The "Building Maintenance School" offers a similar two-year training course, adapted to surface positions (ex: construction, plumbing, electricity, etc.).
We are aware that all the knowledge and skills that Inuit employees develop by working at Raglan Mine will be a legacy for them, their family and their community.