Jamaicans at Siberian Federal University are trained in the fields of mining and metallurgy.
The students gained the first practical experience at a company operated by Russian company RUSAL, one of the world’s largest aluminium producers. They had won the RUSAL scholarship contest and began studies at SibFU in 2016.
At the end of the first year, the students passed the term exams and RUSAL representatives invited the whole group to visit a RUSAL enterprise. The trainees went to Krasnoyarsk Aluminium Smelter (KrAZ) to see how it operated. They inspected equipment in standard, prebaked anodes and high purity aluminium shops and the cast house. Following the tour of the aluminium plant, the Jamaican students detailed production specifics in a report.
Practical training has an important significance for the Jamaican students because after completing training at SibFU they plan to work at RUSAL affiliates in their home country. The company brings together various businesses, from mining enterprises to aluminium and foil making plants. RUSAL has companies and offices in 19 countries on five continents.