With a second pavilion for its Steel Campus, Long Products Canada expands its focus on training and employee growth
Photo caption: From left to right, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada Chief Executive Officer, François Perras, celebrates after the ribbon-cutting event for Pavilion 2 of the Steel Campus with Catherine Beaufort, Training and Development Consultant, Jonathan Perreault, Safety & Emergency Measures Coordinator and Gilles Quenneville, Vice President and General Manager, Human Resources and Legal Affairs.
Employee training is a way for ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada to stand out in its industry while enabling its people to continually improve their skills and abilities. In order to meet the growing needs for theoretical and practical training premises, the Steel Campus opened at Contrecoeur in the spring of 2018. Already, at the time, it was envisaged that the space could be expanded in an adjacent building if it became necessary.
After a few months of activities, it quickly became clear that the campus was ready for more space. This is why work began in early 2019 to build a second pavilion, which was officially inaugurated on August 13th. It includes three training rooms:
• The “Development” Room, in which newly hired employees will complete a series of online health and safety training sessions on a new platform designed for ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, the SST Academy. Lectures will also be given in this room as part of the welcome week.
• The “Training” and “Mentoring” rooms include several stations which will be used for new practical training courses "Revision” and "Synthesis". These kiosks will test the health and safety knowledge acquired during the orientation week. Participants will also be able to use a garage simulating a mill environment, in which scenarios have been prepared to apply the learned concepts.
"The first pillar of our Vision 2025 is “People First”. It is essential to invest in our employees to give them all the tools they need to grow, whether through adapted training programs or adequate facilities," said Gilles Quenneville, Vice President and General Manager, Human Resources and Legal Affairs, at the inauguration. "The opening of the second Steel Campus pavilion demonstrates how important our employees’ success is, while also helping us build a stronger business. "
In addition to the Steel Campus, ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada offers many training and development initiatives through its mentorship program, its Women of Steel Committee, the ArcelorMittal University, and many more. All of this to make safe, sustainable steel!
Photo caption: Our Vice President, Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Gilles Quenneville, takes a look at the material made available to employees for practical training in the new Steel Campus premises.