Developing a Local Workforce

An underlying principle for the development and execution of Resolution Copper is to grow local employment and procurement opportunities. We are committed to prioritizing surrounding communities in hiring employees and contractors, in addition to selecting vendors and suppliers from the Copper Triangle whenever possible.

Resolution Copper has identified specific workforce needs to manage ongoing maintenance activities for the No. 9 Shaft. We aim to fill these roles with local talent through the development of our Apprenticeship Program, which will identify and train the needed workforce for the No.9 Shaft. This will serve as a pilot program that can be expanded in the future as Resolution Copper identifies specific skills needed for the Project.

In the initial pilot program, Resolution Copper offered apprenticeship positions for four underground mechanics, six underground electricians, and one underground welder. Those selected to participate in this pilot program received free tuition, books, protective equipment, exam costs, lab fees and practical application training under a Resolution Copper Journeyman mentor to learn a skilled vocation and begin a career with Resolution Copper.

  • The ongoing roles to maintain No. 9 Shaft are technician level jobs at entry with a path towards Journeyman level. The academic portion of the training program is conducted at Central Arizona College at their Signal Peak campus and onsite at Resolution Copper.
  • The Apprenticeship Program is made up of academic and practical training that will result in a recognized certification.
  • Apprentices are full-time employees of Resolution Copper throughout the duration of the program. Training lasts three years and has a practical application component at Resolution Copper under the mentorship of Journeymen in the areas of specialization.
  • The Apprenticeship Program is a pilot for the No. 9 Shaft workforce requirements. It may continue and grow as Resolution Copper ramps up in the future. Any new positions will be posted on our Careers page.

Meet the Apprentices

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