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  • STM Provides Full Scholarships for 100 Dompu Students

    14 / 08 / 2023 Press Release

    Sumbawa Timur Mining

    STM strives to improve the quality of mining industry education in Dompu Regency with Diploma 1 heavy duty scholarships at Akademi Komunitas Olat Maras (AKOM)

    Sumbawa, 14 August 2023: PT Sumbawa Timur Mining (STM), a joint venture between Eastern Star Resources Pty Ltd and PT Antam Tbk, together with the Provincial Government of Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) announced today a pilot project to launch a new scholarship program, aimed at fostering talent and providing educational opportunities in the field of heavy mining equipment operation.

    With a commitment to sustainable development and community empowerment, PT STM recognizes the importance of investing in education and developing skilled professionals who can contribute to the advancement of the mining industry. Through this scholarship program, the company aims to identify and support aspiring individuals who have a passion for heavy equipment engineering and a desire to contribute to the growth of the mining sector.

    Bede Evans, President Director of PT STM said that the scholarship program is one of the activities the company is undertaking to help develop the quality of human resources, especially in the field of education, in the Dompu region. 

    “We believe that fostering local talent is crucial to the long-term success and sustainability of the mining sector. Through this scholarship program, we aim to promote diversity and inclusion within the industry, empowering individuals from various backgrounds to pursue a career in heavy equipment engineering and contribute to the advancement of the mining sector. This scholarship program will fund the education of 100 Dompu students as they undergo studies in heavy equipment engineering. When they complete their studies, they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the mining industry or any other related industries,” said Mr Evans.

    The scholarship program will provide financial assistance and educational opportunities to deserving students wishing to pursue a degree in heavy equipment engineering. The program is open to students from Dompu and its surrounding areas. Candidates for the scholarship are selected based on exceptional academic performance, a strong work ethic, and a genuine interest in the mining industry. 

    Candidates will be selected by Badan Riset dan Inovasi Daerah NTB (BRIDA) and Akademi Komunitas Olat Maras (AKOM), a vocational school that offers a diploma program (D1) in Heavy Equipment Engineering. For prospective participants who are interested, they can look for further information from BRIDA and AKOM.

    In addition to financial support, the scholarship program will also open up opportunities for participants to have a career in various companies that require experts in the field of heavy equipment, whether in STM or other companies. These initiatives will enable the recipients to gain practical experience, enhance their technical skills, and forge valuable connections within the mining industry.

    “PT STM’s commitment is to benefit the human resources in the Dompu region so that the local community can be part of the development of the Hu’u Project,” Mr Evans continued.

    This scholarship program is one of PT STM’s commitments to enhance education in NTB. Previously, the company has provided scholarships to students in Hu’u district, mentoring programs for teachers, and eco-friendly farming education for school children. In addition to the special scholarship for heavy equipment, PT STM also provided 40 scholarship beneficiaries this year. Achievement scholarships are awarded to outstanding students with high GPA scores from Dompu Regency. These scholarship recipients are studying at public and private universities and are prioritized for those studying majors related to mining and its supporters.

    In recognition of its education-focused programs, the Corporate Forum for CSR Development (CFCD) and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning gave two awards to PT STM in the Sustainable Development Goals Award (ISDA) 2022 event. The two awards were the Gold Award for Illiteracy Program and the Gold Award for Education Quality Improvement Program.

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    About PT Sumbawa Timur Mining – PT STM 

    PT Sumbawa Timur Mining (STM) is a joint venture between Eastern Star Resources Pty Ltd (80%), a 100%-owned subsidiary of Vale SA, and PT Antam Tbk (20%). Established in 1998, STM became the owner of the Hu’u Project 7th generation Contract of Work (CoW) and Geothermal Preliminary & Exploration Survey Assignment in Hu’u District, Dompu Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The CoW area covers 19,260 hectares in Dompu Regency and Bima Regency. Currently, PT STM is conducting mineral exploration activities to realize its vision in becoming a world-class copper mining operation supported by renewable energy.

    For further information, please contact Sumbawa Timur Mining Team


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