Porgera Joint Venture continues role as training provider


THE National Training Council has accepted Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) to be re-registered as a national training provider.
Porgera mine operator Barrick (Niugini) Ltd (BNL) employee development manager Xavier Jetson revealed this when presenting certificates to a group of trainers for the mine in Enga.
Last Monday, 18 employees received national certificate two in instructing, and national certificate three in training and assessment.
They join the 120 trainers and assessors employed by PJV.
Jetson said PJV was a legitimate instructor of training in PNG.
BNL executive managing director Anthony Esplin said there was a lot of work done by the Porgera team to ensure PJV was re-registered.
“We welcome the confirmation by the National Training Council because Porgera has trained many Papua New Guineans over the years.”
Jetson said individual trainers and assessors had undertaken increased responsibility.
“You have a responsibility to the individuals you are training, you have a responsibility to the company to make sure you are operating in an ethical and legal manner,” he said.
“So when you are providing training, you are now providing legally binding training.
“So you have to make sure that it is in line with the assessment guidelines.”
BNL employer development adviser Tems Ninjipa, said the company also provided other training for its employees.