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Working to enhance the skills of local workers, HARITA Nickel kicks-off ‘PELITA’ vocational program

07 June 2023

South Halmahera, June 7, 2023 – PT Trimegah Bangun Persada Tbk (NCKL) / HARITA Nickel announces the launch of a vocational program called “Enhancement of Youth Skill” (PELITA) aimed at improving the skills of its local workers. The first batch of this program is attended by 14 participants, who have been carefully selected from hundreds of non-skilled workers. They will undergo a two-month training to become loader operators.

The launch of the PELITA program was attended by the Head of the South Halmahera Manpower and Transmigration Office (Disnakertrans), Adriani Radjiloen, and the Chairman of Parliament, Muhlis Djafaar, at HARITA Nickel's operational area, Obi Island, on Monday (5/6).

Rico W. Albert, Technical Support Head Department, representing the management of Harita Nickel (PT TBP), explained that the PELITA program is part of Harita Nickel's Community Development and Empowerment Program (PPM) in the field of Education. The objectives of this program include enhancing the skills and capabilities of the communities around the company's operations.

“This vocational program is in line with HARITA Nickel’s commitment to support sustainability in both social and business aspects by meeting the demand for skilled workers,” Rico said.

Rico further stated that the PELITA vocational program is an implementation of the company's commitment to enhancing the quality of human resources from the surrounding community. “Additionally, PELITA also supports the government's program in developing vocational education that aligns with industry needs,” he said.

In the first batch of this training, all the selected participants will acquire the knowledge and skills required to become loader operators. The training will cover technical subjects, hands-on practice, and classroom learning led by experienced instructors. Participants will gain deep understanding of loader operations and maintenance, including strict workplace safety principles. Additionally, participants will receive mental and physical coaching (Bintalsik).

Ardiani Radjiloen, Head of the Department of Manpower and Transmigration (Disnakertrans) in South Halmahera, expressed support for the PELITA program organized by the company. “On behalf of the South Halmahera Regional Government and specifically the Department of Manpower, we are very grateful, appreciative, and fully support the PELITA program implemented by Harita,” said Ardiani.

Ardiani hopes that the PELITA program does not stop at this point. “We hope that this program continue in a sustainable manner by conducting other trainings according to the company's needs,” she said. With this program, it is expected that the company's need for skilled workers can be fulfilled from the local community.

Meanwhile, Dasri Samadi, a resident of Laiwui, Obi District, one of the participants of the PELITA program, who had previously worked as a daily laborer (THL) at PT HJF for 3 months, expressed his appreciation for the PELITA program organized by the company. “This program helps those wanting to become operators but lack the necessary skills or prior experience,” Dasri said. He also hopes that upon completing this training, he will become a competent operator and work at the company.

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