The Moa Nickel Site leads by example in employing female excavator operators for mining activities, in particular as backhoe excavator operators. The site continues to explore how to hire more women to assist in other positions at the mine, but COVID-19 limited this process during 2020.
Through its women-only training program, Sherritt’s partner, GNC, has trained and hired 12 female excavator operators, and one of them has worked at the plant since 1984.
This is the first program of its kind in Cuba, and we are extremely proud of those involved with moving this initiative forward. It is programs like this that develop a robust pipeline of qualified female workers for jobs that were traditionally reserved for men, creating diverse employment options for women who earn an in-demand qualification.