Twelve graduate La Negra Plant's newly created Apprenticeship Program

Twelve graduate La Negra Plant's newly created Apprenticeship Program

Finding a career during a pandemic has proven difficult across the world. At Albemarle's Plant La Negra in Chile, twelve young professionals prove a pandemic would not stop them from furthering their careers.

These twelve apprentices are the first to graduate from La Negra's newly created Apprenticeship Program. The program was initiated by Albemarle Corporation and Chile's National Training and Employment Service (SENCE). As part of living Albemarle's core values, we're committed to developing local talent and creating future job opportunities for the Antofagasta Region in Chile. This program provides technical professionals a chance to develop their skills further and fulfill the goal of working within a global company.

"The experiences of these young people are essential because they are a real testimony that joint work is vital to change people's lives," Vice President of External Affairs and Country Manager Ignacio Mehech said.

The success of the apprenticeship program has led Albemarle and Chile's National Training and Employment Service (SENCE) to sign an agreement to bring in 40 new apprentices for 2022 at the La Negra and Salar Plants.

The twelve started their journey in October of 2020 and finished the program in October of 2021. They now move on to a new stage as full-time Albemarle Lithium Plant Operators. Congratulations to all who participated and for taking on the challenge:

  • Fredy Gajardo Cifuentes
  • Kevin Adones delgado.
  • Katherine Cortes Chirino.
  • Katherin Mora castro.
  • Nicolás Martinez Fuentes.
  • Bárbara Arenas Maldonado.
  • Alexi Barraza Barruel.
  • Bastián Ardiles Venegas.
  • Bastián Rojas Rojas.
  • Fabian Alday Rojas.
  • Ivan Gonzalez Muñoz.
  • Juan Carlos Rojas Navarrete.
  • Ricardo Díaz Cornejo