In addition to providing thousands of direct jobs working at or supporting its copper and gold mine at Batu Hijau in Indonesia, PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara also invests in stimulating indirect employment opportunities through contracts with suppliers and training for local people in their chosen areas of interest.
At the sub-district of Jereweh near our Batu Hijau Mine in Indonesia, Newmont is extending such support to locals who have an interest in the job of Master of Ceremony (MC). Particularly in the West Sumbawa regency, MCs can earn an income as many individuals and groups sponsor a number of community-based events throughout the year which require quality MCs.
Earlier in this year, PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PTNNT) helped train 25 youths to become MCs at the request of local communities. Speaking at the MC Training at the Pasamaras sports hall, Abdul Wahid, PTNNT General Supervisor of Social Responsibility for the Jereweh area, said the training will also help develop district leadership skills.
Adi Jaya, Public Affairs representative of the West Sumbawa administration, commended PTNNT for sponsoring the training. “We find it difficult to get talented MCs, especially in West Sumbawa regency. The profession is promising as we can earn money from it,” Adi Jaya said. He was hopeful that the training will produce reliable MCs whose services could be employed at the regency’s offices in Taliwang.
The two-day training was a collaboration between PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara, the West Sumbawa government, and Al Abror Sejati Foundation.